October 5, 2014
- Hakuna Mungu and characteristics of African song
Second, this melody consists of small melodic intervals (usually 2nds or 3rds) and has a minimal compass. Third, often additional melodies are improvised while the original melody is still being sung; today, listen for the violin heterophony amongst the other lines. Fourth, often African music includes glissandos, whistles, swoops and sounds of a raspy or buzzy quality. Some of these sounds will come from the guitars of the Revolution team. Lastly, movement remains a vital aspect of this genre; clapping and/or hand motions are encouraged.