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1904Re: [SACC-L] Lets Talk Music

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  • Philip Stein
    Feb 7, 2003
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      In 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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