African Wave: South African Music and Its Influences Video (13-part series - DVD)
Today’s music is only as good as it is because it has been built on the history of our ancestors. The musical influences that come from the tribal and rhythmic beats of Africa are as diverse as its people. These soulful sounds have been interwoven into the rhythmic influences we listen to today including pop, blues and jazz. This video, divided into 13 parts, will highlight the multicultural background of South Africa throughout the years and will give listen to the musicians who express these sounds of life in Africa and interweave it into their music played today. It will teach you how those sounds are expressed through their instruments and the words they sing and how you can gain a better appreciation for what the past has brought forward. Each video is 25 minutes each and will help you gain an appreciation for how music can bring a culture together and influence a nation.