African Music

african music

 

Prepare to have your mind blown! If you are visiting Africa, one of the best experiences that you will have is hearing traditional African music. The rhythm, melody, and harmony will dance around in your heart for all of eternity. You may be wondering, “well, cool, but how does this apply to my life?” Well, you have come to the right place. Read on in this post to find out why!

Music

History

Do you love jazz? Do you love blues? Do you love R&B? Do you love pop? Then get ready to have your mind rocked. All of this music started in Africa. Long ago in West Africa, drumming and singing was ingrained into the culture. There were many patterns and rich songs that the West African tribes would sing to and with each other.

When the Europeans came down and took some of those West Africans as slaves to the Americas, that music traveled with them. This music began do develop into its own sound. This eventually became the root of jazz and blues. The spiritual songs sung by African Americans also found a place in the church.

All of these sounds came together to give us most of the music that we love today. You can trace most popular music back to Africa.

It’s crazy to think that this culture gave birth to many of the sounds we know and love today. You’ll be able to experience this music firsthand if you decide to take a trip to Africa!

What to Wear

suitcase packing

 

Everybody thinks of Africa as a place that is extremely hot. Is this necessarily true?

Not so. Or, at least not to the degree (pardon the pun) you might expect. Africa has a lot of diversity in its topography and climate. As a result, if you want to know what to stuff into your suitcase, you might want to get hip on what the weather and climate will be like in the place you are visiting. Keep reading to find out more information on what to wear.

Outfits

Dependent

Planning your outfits and what to pack is something that most people deal with when going on any sort of trip. When it comes to packing for Africa, the good news is that you can treat it like all of the rest. There’s no pressure here.

This first thing that you should be aware of is the type of climate you’ll be in during your stay. For example. if you are in Northern Africa, then you should probably be prepared for some desert like climates. You’ll want to bring a water bottle as well as some longer sleeves to keep your skin safe from the harsh rays of direct sunlight. If you are hiking in some more elevated areas, then you might want to pack some sort of clothes that will keep you cool during active time but will keep you warmer up top. Last time I was in Cameroon, it was scorching at the bottom of the hiking route but was considerably cooler once we reached the top.