1904Re: [SACC-L] Lets Talk Music
- Feb 7, 2003In my Anthropology of Religion course I have a full
1-1/2 lecture on music where I play parts of about a
dozen CDs. An excellent source of ethic CDs is
Folkway, a division of the Smithsonian.
--- Robert Muckle <bmuckle@...> wrote:
> Does anyone use music to supplement their lectures
> when teaching
> introductory anthropology courses?
> For accompaniment to a series of slides on some
> African archaeology
> sites and some contemporary Africans, I play some
> music by Johnny Clegg.
> It has to be played loud for full effect. Johnny
> Clegg is from South
> Africa and often has and/or still does play with the
> groups 'Savuka'
> and 'Juluka.' I particularly suggest everyone
> listen to 'Scatterlings
> of Africa.'
> I once tried playing 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds'
> to accompany the
> story of how Don Johanson came up with the name
> 'Lucy' but that didn't
> have much effect.
> A long time ago, I played some music recorded on
> some ancient
> instruments, but that didn't work either.
> Once, in an archaeology class, I played the theme to
> 'Raiders of the
> Lost Ark.' I can't remember for certain why I did
> that, but I think it
> was because I had an unusually dull group of
> students and just wanted to
> get their attention.
> If anyone else knows of music that works in
> introductory course, I
> would sure be glad to hear of it.
> Bob Muckle
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