Catherine Nardone
May 14, 2010
Orange - History

This ethnomusicology project has shown that elements of African musical traditions are found in today's every-day music. Even people in my father's day and age have used themes from Africa in their music. Although they are very American, there are a lot of derivatives from the African culture.



The Beatles

The Beatles. Everyone's heard of them, everyone knows of them, some even worship the very music they create with their fingers that have spread joy over all the world. I know for a fact that The Beatles did not just come up with their own genre of music. If you look at some of their works, then you will be able to tell that their music has derivations in it from Africa. Some of the types of things that are found in The Beatles' music is their lyrical representation of anything that could happen to anyone. Such as happiness. I'm sure that the tribes back in Africa have all been happy at one time or another; at weddings, birthdays, ceremonies of any kind, they have probably sung out in joy. I feel that this is a similarity because The Beatles did what they did for the pure joy of the sport.

Sample Songs


Song Title: Let it Be
Artist: The Beatles
Release Date: May 20, 1970

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Song: In My Life
Artist: The Beatles
Release Date: December 3, 1965

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Song: Hey Jude
Artist: The Beatles
Release Date: 1968

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Song: Here Comes the Sun
Artist: The Beatles
Release Date: September 26, 1969

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Song: Goodbye, Hello
Artist: The Beatles
Release Date: November 1, 1967

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Song: Come Together
Artist: The Beatles
Release Date: October 6, 1969

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Kenny Chesney


Even from the south
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