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Hello Fellow VT members. You are welcome to my homepage of tourist Excitement. were you get to know my choice of destinations and airlines.
I am an achiever who knows what he really wants out of life, i like when things are easily done. am a dedicated and focused person. i like keeping in touch with friends and promise to be a friend with positive impact to all those i come in contact with in the VT world. my dream destination is north America, i hope to visit these continent in the future. my best airline is the Virgin Nigeria Airways which ply most of the international air routes. i also love to fly British Airways some day.
I leave in the wonderful city of Port Harcourt which is also known as the Oil city due to the fact that it houses the Nigerian Oil & Gas industries, with two Crude Oil refineries,a Petrochemical plant, and one of the worlds largest Liquefied Natural Gas plants. it's really a Petroleum city.
PH as it is called for short is also a fascinating city with nice and sunny weather for most part of the year. it has a wonderful nightlife with many night clubs and joints to hang out and have fun. it's a tourist delight.
First time visitors are welcomed with smiles from it's caring citizens. you will surely fill at home whiles here.
Nigeria is Africa's most populous nation with a population of about hundred and fifty million citizens and large land mass. Nigeria is made up of three major ethnic groups IGBO,YORUBA, & HOUSA with about 250 other minor ethnic groups. it also has three major religions which are Christianity,Islam, & African Traditional Believes. Nigeria is were every thing goes, you can get what ever you desire with a fee. so many tourist that have been hear always come back due to the hospitality they receive from friends in Nigeria.
I will be glad to hear from any of you that are interested in knowing more about Nigeria and its abundant tourists sites. i promise to reply back to all mails that i receive in this regard.
Percussion is apparent in every form of music, whether the percussive effect is the plucking of a string or the stabs on a piano; it is a musical force that drives the performance. In Africa the act of striking an instrument is named ngale as in Kpelle means literally "...to break as a millet stalk breaks." (Martin and O'Meara). The other classification of instruments in Kpelle, Vai or the Dan of the Guinea Coast are simply blown instruments such as brass or woodwind.
"The range and variety of 'banged' instruments is so vast that only a selection may be mentioned here. Africa alone would yield enough types to fill my entire VT page. Indeed, Africa may be called the 'Drum Continent' because nowhere else in the world has a greater range or number of drums. Africa was the continent which saw the emergence of man and probably the beginning of music itself." ( Dearling, 1996: 214)
It is widely recognised that Africa has a rich variety of instruments and in the case of drums there is the goblet, conical, barrel, cylindrical, and frame (obviously they would be named within the certain dialect). The drums of Africa are also represented in an entirely dissimilar way to the Western culture's point of view. Drums span various tonal frequencies to imitate voices and some are actually tuned, like timpani and to play pieces with vocals, solo, but not tuned like a xylophone with measured hollow chunks of wood.
Africa is not a country. It is a continent like Europe or America so it must be realised that in it will lie as many various styles as in Western continents too. Hence drums in Africa belong to particular regions of the continent:
"The entenga tuned drum ensembles of the kings in Uganda, the processional drums carried on horseback in northern Nigeria, the ritual drums laid horizontally on platforms in coastal West Africa, and the hourglass drum of West Africa that plays, glides, and slides off pitch as the player presses the thongs connecting the heads and tightening the skins with lightning velocity, all these are examples of African drums." (Martin and O'Meara, 1995: 268)
Music, as it has no meaning in any African language, was not going to be the only use for such developed drums, or any other instrument for that matter. Music is not merely about entertainment as it is in our culture.
"African peoples make and listen to music that is intimately bound to the visual and dramatic arts as well as the larger fabric of life music is integrated into life, and though diversity throughout Africa is apparent, some common elements penetrate the myriad of details." (Martin and O'Meara, 1995: 257)
The use of talking drums is a fine example of music throughout Africa being employed to further the use of instruments and to aid their existence through integration with traditional apparatus.
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