AC Mini Report on African Ame

African American Gospel; Ethics and Values associated with music

Fill out the form COMPLETELY and to the best of your ability. Choose your events wisely; concerts that are under 30 minutes will be rejected and a “0” will be given.

1. Student’s Name:

2. Is this event an ONLINE concert or LIVE:

3. If ONLINE, provide a link to the event (e.g. YouTube link):

4. If LIVE, provide exact location of the performance (e.g. an address, venue name, cross streets):

5. Name of the Event/Video or N/A (not available):

6. Date of the Performance or N/A:

7. Describe the environment of the performance (e.g. what is the performance space like, who is in the audience, what is the general mood of the audience/performers, etc.):


9. From which group(s) is the music:

  • African American
  • Anglo American
  • French American
  • Japanese American
  • Latino American
  • Native American

10. CHECK ONE – to which assignment are you submitting?

_____This music is specifically related to my research paper. (Concert report “a”)

_____This music is generally related to our class. (Concert report “b”)

11. From the list below, name all the music that is represented in this video.

  • African American blues
  • African American children’s songs/handclapping games
  • African American spiritual music
  • African American gospel music
  • Afro-Cuban Latin jazz
  • Anglo American shape note singing/lining out
  • Anglo American religious music
  • Banda
  • Bluegrass music
  • Cajun music
  • Corridos/Narcocorridos
  • Field calls, field hollers, or work songs
  • Mariachi
  • Mardi Gras Indians
  • Minstrel Shows
  • Native American Church/Peyote Church music
  • Native American Ghost Dance
  • Native American music
  • Norteño
  • Old time/mountain music
  • Protest music of the 1960s
  • Ragtime
  • Ranchera music
  • Salsa
  • Taiko
  • Tex-Mex
  • Traditional Anglo American Folk Music
  • Traditional country music
  • Waila/Chicken scratch
  • Zydeco
  • OTHER (by approval ONLY)

Answer the next questions to the best of your ability. If writing about an ONLINE concert, also include time markers during the concert for at least one time marker (e.g. “At 35:32 the full band did call and response with the audience”). If you watched a live event, give at least one approximate time marker (e.g. “Around 9:15pm the band increased the tempo of their music and many people got up to salsa dance”). Half credit will be given for reports without a time marker.

  1. What kind of ensemble or instruments performed? If you aren’t familiar with the instruments, be sure to describe them, and research to guess what they are.
  2. What is the purpose of this music performed at this event? Does it serve any purpose? If you are unsure, please think critically and form an opinion.
  3. Did the music reflect a specific culture and does the music have appeal to many different people? Be sure to explain your answer.
  4. What are the roots of the music and in this particular performance has the music been modernized or commercialized; if it does seem modernized, how so? Or is it traditional/folk or is it classical?
  5. In which respect is this culture’s concept of music similar to or different than yours?
  6. What did you learn about the connection between music and culture? What was your overall assessment of the experience?

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