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In school I was looking at the topic of "African Composition". As an assessment we had to compose a 24 bar long piece of music with at least 3 African Instruments in the ternary form. 

Below is my composition. It didn't have to sound African, but it had to have melodic and rhythmic ostinatos. I wrote for Clave, wood block and 2 marimbas.

This is the final draft that I submitted. Please leave feedback. I noticed later the two marimbas clashed a bit.

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The woodblock isn't African; it's Asian.  The Clave rhythm is sub-Saharan but the instrument instrument is more Afro-Cuban.  I would say scratch the clave and woodblock and add more appropriate instruments like the kalimba, djembe,  djun-djun. Use those with the marimba and NOW you're talking!!!!

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On 5/18/2020 at 6:52 PM, maestrowick said:

The woodblock isn't African; it's Asian.  The Clave rhythm is sub-Saharan but the instrument instrument is more Afro-Cuban.  I would say scratch the clave and woodblock and add more appropriate instruments like the kalimba, djembe,  djun-djun. Use those with the marimba and NOW you're talking!!!!

 

 

On 5/18/2020 at 9:08 PM, Luis Hernández said:

Very nice piece. It reminds me to some minimalist works.

 

thank you for your reviews.

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