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 Music of Liberia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Liberia also boasts an array of indigenous folk music, Christian music and influences from its Americo-Liberian minority.
Traditional music is performed at weddings, naming ceremonies, royal events and other special occasions, as well as ordinary children's songs, work songs and lullabies.
Christian music was introduced to Liberia by American missionaries, and Christian songs are now sung in native languages in a style that mixes American harmonies with West African rhythms and a call-and-response format.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Music_of_Liberia   (329 words)

 Knowledge King - List of cultural and regional genres of music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Music of Cambodia (pinpeat orchestra, kantrum, jamrieng samai)
Music of the Czech Republic (polka, bluegrass, trampská hudba, cimbalom)
Music of Martinique and Guadeloupe (biguine, chouval bwa, gwo ka, kadans, zouk)
www.knowledgeking.net /encyclopedia/l/li/list_of_cultural_and_regional_genres_of_music.html   (1144 words)

 Liberia - the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Republic of Liberia is a country on the west coast of Africa, bordered bySierra Leone, Guinea, andCôte d'Ivoire.
The history of Liberia as a political entity begins with the arrival of the fl American settlers — the Americo-Liberians, as they were to be known — who established a colony of “free men ofcolor” on its shore in 1822 under the auspices of the American Colonization Society.
The Kpelle in central and western Liberia is the largestethnic group.
www.free-web-encyclopedia.com /?t=Lr   (1099 words)

The Republic of Liberia is a country on the west coast of Africa, bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Côte d'Ivoire.
The history of Liberia as a political entity begins with the arrival of the fl American settlers — the Americo-Liberians, as they were to be known — who established a colony of “free men of color” on its shore in 1822 under the auspices of the American Colonization Society.
Liberia’s government, modeled after that of the United States, was democratic in structure, if not always in substance.
creekin.net /n105-liberia.html   (1131 words)

 Culturalpartnerships.org - Liberia and Its Music
Liberia, a small country on the coast of West Africa, was established as a colony in 1822 by freed American slaves.
Liberia has seen civilian and military regimes, at first by civilian Americo Liberian lead governments, and later by military leaders from various ethnic groups.
Within these different genres are common West African musical elements such as call and response between the lead singer and chorus; polyrhythmic percussion and vocals; ululation (a vocal trill); and vocal and instrumental repetition.
www.culturalpartnerships.org /ontour/liberia.asp   (614 words)

 Palm-wine music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Palm-wine music (known as maringa in Sierra Leone) is a West African musical genre.
Palm-wine music was named after a drink, palm wine, made from the naturally fermented sap of the oil palm, which was drunk at gatherings where early African guitarists played.
Palm-wine music was first popularized by Ebenezer Calendar and His Maringar Band, who recorded many popular songs in the 1950s and early 1960s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Palm-wine_music   (163 words)

The history of Liberia as a political entity begins with the arrival of the fl American settlers — the Americo-Liberians, as they came to be known — who established a colony of “free men of color” on its shore in 1822 under the auspices of the American Colonization Society.
Liberia retained its independence during the Scramble for Africa, but lost its claim to extensive territories that were annexed by Britain and France.
Liberia was traditionally noted for its hospitality, academic institutions, cultural skills, and arts/craft works.
www.bellabuds.com /Liberia   (1494 words)

 World Music Catalogue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Jasmine Isle; Music of the Javanese Gamelan.
Morocco I; Music of Islam and Sufism in Morocco.
Music of the !Kung Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert, Africa.
www.sfsu.edu /~smd/music/world_mu_cat_old.html   (2430 words)

 Wedding Music - and more   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
from wedding proposals and music festivals to civil rights rallies and reading the names of those who died serving their country, tales of monument square are abundant.
Music from me and you and everyone we know or there s the mysterious skin the list goes on: the just-released murderball even big-budget flicks the wedding.
Wedding Music - Liberia, costa rica a young woman traveling alone draws quizzical looks and a variety of reactions, ranging from horror to admiration, but almost always tinged with pity.
music-1.wedding627.info /Wedding-Music.html   (532 words)

 List of cultural and regional genres of music - Gurupedia
Music of Guinea-Bissau (gumbe, brosca, kussundé, kundere, djambadon, tina, tinga, calibash)
Music of the Maldives (boduberu, thaara, Gaa odi lava, langiri, bolimalaafath neshun)
Music of Martinique and Guadeloupe (biguine, chouval bwa, gwo ka, kadans,
www.gurupedia.com /l/li/list_of_cultural_and_regional_genres_of_music.htm   (913 words)

 Liberia: The African-American Mosaic (Library of Congress Exhibition)
In this 1849 letter, President Joseph Jenkins Roberts of Liberia appeals to the government and people of the United States for aid in purchasing the territory of Gallinas, enabling Liberia to control the West-African coast from Sierra Leone to Cape Palmas.
Liberia's president lived in a handsome stone mansion that resembled a southern plantation house.
Fishtown was a settlement in the Grand Bass[u]a area of Liberia, south of Monrovia, near the St. John's River.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/african/afam003.html   (745 words)

 Liberia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The inland rain forests of present-day Liberia had been very sparsely populated until the first waves of peoples seeking refuge from the upheavals that affected the great Sudanic kingdoms of the upper Niger River began moving into the region, mainly from the north and east, between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries.
In competition for living space, the strong grew stronger and occupied the choice areas; the weak were either absorbed or driven into the deeper recesses of the rain forest.
Portuguese explorers established contacts with the land later known as "Liberia" as early as 1461 and named the area the Grain Coast because of the abundance of grains of malegueta pepper.
www.niica.on.ca /Africalalai/Anaigbe/Liberia.aspx   (317 words)

 I am not proud of being a Liberian @ Liberian Online - Liberia Portal
Liberia is part of me and it is something that i will never be ashame of.
Those who are under a burden to decide whether they should return to Liberia or for that matter, return to other parts of world to permanently live there after their stay for donkey years abroad, are not only funny but phonies too.
Liberia is dirty and teemed with criminals, etc. This is so because we are waiting for the leaders of the country to come and remove our refuse and clean our homes and villages for us.
www.liberianonline.com /liberia-ftopict-92.html   (1968 words)

 MSN Encarta - Multimedia - Traditional Vai Music of Liberia
MSN Encarta - Multimedia - Traditional Vai Music of Liberia
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This excerpt from a masked dance, for which specialized training is required, is about a young boy who has become an accomplished masked dancer.
encarta.msn.com /media_461532898/Traditional_Vai_Music_of_Liberia.html   (141 words)

 Top20Liberia.com - Your Top20 Guide to Liberia!
The history of Liberia as a political entity begins with the arrival of the fl American settlers — the Americo-Liberians, as they were to be known — who established a colony of “free men of color” on its shore in 1822 under the auspices of the American Colonization Society.
They named the land "Liberia," which in European languages and Latin means "Land of the Free".
According to statistics published by UNESCO for the years 1999-2000 (the most recent available for Liberia as of 2005) 61%[1] of primary-school age and 18% (estimated)[2] of secondary-school age children were enrolled in school.
www.top20liberia.com   (1549 words)

 About the book   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Music in West Africa: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture introduces the musical and performance traditions of West Africa, particularly Kpelle music of Liberia.
The text discusses the diversity, motifs, and structure of West African music within the larger patterns of West African culture and practice, highlighting those aspects of Kpelle music that are common to many other traditions throughout West Africa.
Framed as a "journey" through Liberia, the text describes how music and dance in West Africa are tied to the fabric of everyday social and political life.
www.us.oup.com /us/companion.websites/0195144996/about?view=usa   (153 words)

 Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The music of Liberia spans the musical spectrum - from poly rhythmic drums to Afro Cuban arrangements and sweet singing guitars; from reggae to rhythm and blues; from soul to jazz- it's all in the music.
The uniquenes in Liberian music is readily apparent in the ease with which it blends Westen and African influences to create a truly new sound that we call rhythm and beat!
Listen to the diversity in the music of Woyee, Jake D and Naser and experience the vastness of the African sound by way of the Liberian expression.
www.kinzomusicworks.com   (166 words)

 Liberia Travel Guide and Bicycle Touring Guide
There are two routes from Liberia to Sierra Leone; The one near Robertsport, on the coast takes you to Joru and then Kenema.
The main routes to Ivory Coast are near Sanniquellie, passing to Bo and near Harper, on the southeast coast.
Liberia Orbit Posts news, editorials, and features about Liberia and West Africa.
www.ibike.org /africaguide/liberia.htm   (480 words)

 Liberia on the Internet
Both pressure and "principled" engagement should be used to obtain a negotiated solution that ends Liberia's conflict and secures fundamental reforms, including restructuring of the armed forces, return of opposition, and guarantees of freedom of expression and political activity." ICG is "an independent, non-profit, multinational organisation, based in Brussels, Belgium.
Essays and lessons for schools (The Story of Liberia, Liberia and the U.S., economic factors and U.S. foreign policy), a historical chronology, From PBS, the public television organization.
Is "the world's largest prize program honoring grassroots environmentalists." "Since the mid -1970s, Alexander Peal, has been a primary champion of [Liberia's] forest conservation and wildlife preservation efforts." He is the President and founder of the Society for the Conservation of Nature of Liberia (SCNL).
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/africa/liberia.html   (4928 words)

 PH@school: Literature: Author Biographies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Born in Budapest, Hungary, Herzog pursued musicology (the study of the science, history, forms and methods of music) and anthropology (the study of humans, especially of the physical and cultural characteristics) in Budapest and Berlin.
As a professor of anthropology and folk music at the University of Indiana, Herzog taught that music should be studied within a cultural context.
He merged the fields of comparative musicology and anthropology into ethnomusicology—the study of music as a cultural phenomenon.
www.phschool.com /atschool/literature/author_biographies/herzog_g.html   (190 words)

 Published by Liberia Analyst Corporation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Despite the many difficulties Liberian artists faced to meet the entertaining desire of the Liberian public and the world at large, their hopes are always dashed along the wayside because of lack of direct financial support.
Eddie Gibson, secretary General of the Liberia Movie Union (LIMU) said the death of T. Kpan is likely to break the union apart if its members fail to stand united and strong.
According to Dennis, the fallen musician was a dexterous artist who died at the time he was needed to impact the world of music in the country.
www.analystnewspaper.com /artists_regret_tekpan_death.htm   (457 words)

 World Music on Armydiller.com--Streaming MP3s!
Eric's music is a blend of Kenyan Benga rhythm and East African guitar styles with Western harmony.
A blend of the music of Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa, Cuba, the Caribbean and United States.
Tim's music encompasses the Balkans, the Middle East, and India.
www.armydiller.com /worldmusic.shtml   (1185 words)

 World Music Central - Your connection to World Music
Besh o droM's music is a highly original alloy of East European folk music vernaculars such as Hungarian, Rumanian, Bulgarian, Southern Slav, Greek musical dialects, not to speak of the marked Gypsy, Turkish and Mid-East leanings.
All the tracks are exclusive to this release, and with a variety of styles and consistently high energy it's bound to have wide musical appeal.
Looking at a year of music from the whole world is a formidable task, and this reflects my personal tastes and biases.
www.worldmusiccentral.org /forum/viewtopic.php?forum=11&showtopic=213   (941 words)

 All Artists on Download.com Music - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
Here are a few samples of some of the music he has been doing lately.
We are a Christian alternative rock band based in Lincoln, NE who enjoy writing, recording, and breathing music.
Light Music Orchestra - music for the the soul.
music.download.com /3605-5_32-0.html   (480 words)

 CD Baby: JAKE D: Banjay
Korlor - An infectious, rhythmic sound of Northeastren Liberia with strong influence from the Luo music of Kenya.
He is a song writer, singer, producer, and recording engineer who began his music career in early 1989 and has since then released and produced a few, but highly acclaimed CDs.
The music incorporates relentless and catchy rhythms with an upbeat mood, symbolic of the Dan and Man tribes of that region.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/jaked?cdbaby=1f4597f7335260a0361258c7988e9784   (368 words)

 Traditional West African Music: Ghana and Nigeria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
While our selections are not inclusive of all that has been recorded, we have tried to pick out the titles that every lover of African music should have in their collection.
This CD looks at both traditional and modern music in West Africa, from the Ashanti of Ghana to the pop music of Zaire, Liberia.
Originally released in 1960...this album was one of the first "world music" albums recorded in the US and has influenced many musicians since that time.
www.rhythmtraders.com /art/html/tradgn.html   (1189 words)

 ONE WORLD BEAT - Global Music Festival - Music making a difference
Their tracks have been in the air from Berlin to New Mexico, through Brazil and Norway and are one of Mary Ann Kennedy's favourites on her Celtic Connections program on BBC Radio Scotland.
Jerry Boweh, the lead singer, is from a lineage of griots from the Bassa tribe (Liberia), his melodies are mostly West African but strongly influenced by reggae and Southern-African grooves.
After studying jazz in the famous Berklee College of Music, Alasdair MacDonald was a session player with a number of bands before becoming the rhythmical engine of Zuba.
www.oneworldbeat.org /oneworldbeat/artistDetail.php?artistId=547   (642 words)

 allAfrica.com: Liberia
Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica.
Liberia: LIPO Wants Jan'neh's Confirmation Revoked But Youth Group Opposes
Liberia: MSF Belgium Halts Supplies At Redemption Hospital - Employees Want Govt.
allafrica.com /liberia   (187 words)

 Newsletter 122 - Ethnic & World Music
Exciting music from fiddler Noise Khanyile, with his Jo'Burg City Stars on the 6 jive style sides and with Amagugu Akwazulu on semi-traditional sides, with concertina, electric guitar, and drums.
In the late 30s he became enomored with Hawaiian music and transformed the band into a Hawaiian style group complete with Hawaiian costumes and dancers and played music in Hawaiian style - often using genuine Hawaiian performers alongside British musicians.
Most of it is tribal and folk music but there is also a series of recordings of some charming "cafe music" from Liberia which is more influenced by Western Music.
www.rootsandrhythm.com /roots/NEWSLETTER122/newsletter122_ethnic.htm   (1277 words)

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