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photoblog image Slave Trade Series: Music

Slave Trade Series: Music

Malaria is a female dog....... I shall resume my slave trade series on Monday. Don't miss me much :)

'The drum is an example of how the African influence spread all over the world and why there are so many objects influenced by Africa. It wasn't just people the slave traders brought to the American colonies but their art and culture too. The drum was made in Africa but travelled to America and became part of African-American history. Africa is all over the museum because it has had such a huge effect on many different cultures all over the world.' Carl Baugh, of Jamaican origin

Drums were probably brought from Africa to America on the middle passage of a slave trading voyage. The voyages typically had three passages; the first to Africa, carrying goods, the second or middle from Africa to the American colonies carrying slaves, and the home passage carrying trade goods back.

The drum today symbolizes the importance of music in African-America, both now and at the time of the slave trade. American colonists tried during the seventeenth century to enslave Native Americans but because of Native vulnerability to Old World diseases such as flu and smallpox, Africans were instead imported as slaves. In the eighteenth century African-American slaves sometimes escaped into coastal wetlands and occasionally intermarried with Native Americans. The United States today has a significant population of people descended from both Africans and Natives.

http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/compass/ixbin/goto?id=OBJ4861

Slave Trade Series: Music

Malaria is a female dog....... I shall resume my slave trade series on Monday. Don't miss me much :)

'The drum is an example of how the African influence spread all over the world and why there are so many objects influenced by Africa. It wasn't just people the slave traders brought to the American colonies but their art and culture too. The drum was made in Africa but travelled to America and became part of African-American history. Africa is all over the museum because it has had such a huge effect on many different cultures all over the world.' Carl Baugh, of Jamaican origin

Drums were probably brought from Africa to America on the middle passage of a slave trading voyage. The voyages typically had three passages; the first to Africa, carrying goods, the second or middle from Africa to the American colonies carrying slaves, and the home passage carrying trade goods back.

The drum today symbolizes the importance of music in African-America, both now and at the time of the slave trade. American colonists tried during the seventeenth century to enslave Native Americans but because of Native vulnerability to Old World diseases such as flu and smallpox, Africans were instead imported as slaves. In the eighteenth century African-American slaves sometimes escaped into coastal wetlands and occasionally intermarried with Native Americans. The United States today has a significant population of people descended from both Africans and Natives.

http://www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk/compass/ixbin/goto?id=OBJ4861

comments (7)

super interesting history. i really like the concept behind this shot, but the drum to the left (the one that is cut off) doesn't add anything to the shot, and is really distracting. i wonder how this shot would look in sepia....maybe it would add to the historical words that accompany it.
  • barbara
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Jul 2006, 07:06
Ndo oh! So you're still suffering - have you tried Coartem? (that might not be the righ spelling..as my mother took my last packet - so I can't check) It is supposed to the best one currently and recommended by the WHO...Nice contribution ..thanks for taking part, I really like the historical postscript.
  • sk
  • United States
  • 21 Jul 2006, 09:18
great series so far. pele about the malaria, U are healed in Jesus name
  • Mona
  • London
  • 21 Jul 2006, 09:41
Very nice well done...get well soon too! xxx

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  • Idefix
  • Germany
  • 21 Jul 2006, 10:36
GET WELL SOON !!! Nice shot - love the colours and lines in it - like Nicole I'd have either lost or included more of the drum on the left, but still like it. Hope you're much better on Monday
Hope u get better....nice shot..I agree with Nicole ..U shd try and crop out the drum on the left
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 27 Jul 2006, 12:51
Do feel better soon.

Another great entry for this series. Beautiful.

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