Afrika Essays

  • Nothings Changed

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    Nothings Changed In ‘nothings changed’ Afrika describes the cultural difference between coloured people and whites. He represents this by using many different poetic techniques, he does this by emphasising that there is a cultural difference between them, he shows this by using a small village in Africa called District six. The Title of the poem suggests that when the whites destroyed District six and built a new village, for coloured and whites to mix, it did not work. He shows this

  • History Of Rap

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    of samples was influenced in the music of both black and white performers, changing past thoughts of what make up a “valid” song. Rap music was first a cross-cultural product. Most of its important early practitioners, Kool Herc, DJ Hollywood, and Afrika Bambaataa, were either first- or second-generation Americans of Caribbean background. Kool Herc and DJ Hollywood are given credit for introducing the Jamaican style of cutting and mixing into the musical culture of the South Bronx. Herc was the first

  • Rap Vs Poetry

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    the late 70’s. The man credited as being the first rapper ever, DJ Afrika Bambataa, was the first to “talk” to his music. His unorthodox style quickly became very popular in the disco and funk clubs. For the lack of a better word, rap” was the term given to the music. As more and more rappers came about, the term MC, or Master of Ceremonies, was associated with rappers. Break dancing actually originated a few years prior to DJ Afrika Bambataa. Break dancers (B-Boys and B-Girls), would dance during

  • Compare Nothing’s Changed to Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two

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    their ideas and feelings about the cultures and traditions that they are writing about. The poem ‘Two Scavengers in a Truck, Two Beautiful People in a Mercedes’ has been chosen to be compared to ‘Nothing’s Changed’. The two poets Tatamkhulu Afrika and Lawrence Ferlinghetti reveal their ideas and feelings about the cultures and traditions that they have talked about through the tone, language and the structure of the poem. The reader can notice that both poets reveal that in an angry way

  • How Is Contrast Used In ‘Two Scavengers In A Truck, Two Beautiful People In A Mercedes', Compared To The Use Of Contrast In ‘Nothing's Changed'?

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    The two poems I am comparing are ‘Two Scavengers in a truck, Two Beautiful people in a Mercedes', written by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, which shows the contrast between rich and poor in San Francisco, and ‘Nothings Changed', written by Tatamkhulu Afrika. ‘Nothing's Changed' is an autobiographical poem about a man returning to the town he grew up in as an adult, and how everything is still the same. The tone of ‘Two Scavengers' changes between sombre, when the poet is describing the two garbage men

  • Poems From Other Cultures and Traditions

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    Poems From Other Cultures and Traditions From 'Search For My Tongue' Tatamkhulu Afrika, Maqabane (1994) When you read this poem, bear in mind that language and the use of the mother tongue (our own language, the one we were brought up speaking) are very important to any individual. We all take it for granted that we can use our language if we live where we were born. We don't even have to think about it. But when you go to live in another country you have to learn another language, and

  • Nothing's Changed By Tatamkhulu Afrika

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    The Irony of the Title of Tatamkhulu Afrika's Poem Nothing's Changed In this coursework, I am going to write about the irony of the title of Tatamkhulu Afrika's poem Nothing's Changed. I am going to achieve this by going through the poem and picking out important points, like how his familiarity of the place hasn't changed etc, and explain these points and relate them to being ironic to the title. We assume that the poet has been away from this place for a long time

  • The Art of Hip Hop

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    p.: Macmillan, 2005. Print. Chang, Jeff. It's A Hip Hop World. N.p., 11 Oct. 2007. Web. 17 Mar. 2014. . Swanson, Abbie F. The South Bronx: Where Hip-Hop Was Born. N.p., 2 Aug. 2010. Web. 17 Mar. 2014. . Universal Zulu Nation. The Music World of Afrika Bambaataa. Universal Zulu Nation, 2012. Web. 17 Mar. 2014. .

  • Essay On Hip Hop

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    However, officially hip hop was created on November 12, 1974 when this new music culture was born (Hip Hop History). Afrika Bamabaataa, a Bronx DJ known to be one of the godfathers of hip hop, created the hip hop culture (Hip Hop History). “Afrika Bambaataa was hip-hop’s foremost DJ, an organizer and promoter at large block parties during the mid-to late ‘70s” (Afrika Bambaataa). Afrika Bambaataa stated, “when we made Hip Hop, we made it hoping it would be about peace, love, unity and having fun so

  • Hip-Hop as a Cultural Movement

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    cultural movement can most directly be attributed to its humble roots. For multiple generations of young people, Hip-Hop has directly reflected the political, economic, and social realities of their lives. Widely regarded as the “father” of the Hip-Hop, Afrika Bambaataa named the cultural movement and defined its four fundamental elements, which consisted of disc jockeying, break dancing, graffiti art, and rapping. Dating back to its establishment Hip-Hop has always been a cultural movement. Defined by

  • Battle of El Alamein

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    Battle of El Alamein In July 1942, General Erwin Rommel and the Italo-German Panzer Armee Afrika, (part of the Deutsches Afrika Korps) were only 113km (70 miles) from Alexandria. The situation was so serious that Winston Churchill made the long journey to Egypt to discover for himself what needed to be done. Churchill decided to make changes to the command structure. General Harold Alexander was placed in charge of British land forces in the Middle East and Bernard Montgomery became commander

  • Dj Kol Herc Research Paper

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    Herc began holding block parties that served as a setting perfect for the development of the music and dance culture of hip-hop. As his breakbeat technique became popular at local block-parties, it was later adopted by other prominent DJs such as Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash. Early Life Clive Campbell was born 16 April 1955 in Kingston, Jamaica, and grew up surrounded by music. Clive’s father, Keith Campbell, owned a sizable record collection

  • Turntablism's History and Roots in Culture

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    simplification of distribution made innovation and creation easier to culturally progress; this gave more people in the future access to such technology. Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa, Kool DJ Herc, Herbie Hancock, and John Cage are a few of the most influential people of hip-hop culture. Grandmaster Flash and Afrika Bambaataa are one of the first artists to make music in relation to hip-hop culture. A... ... middle of paper ... ...Oregon Public Broadcasting. Oregon Public Broadcasting

  • Analysis of Nothing's changed by Tatmkhulu Afrika

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    the skin about my bones, and the soft labouring of my lungs, and the hot, white, inward turning anger of my eyes.” The repetition of “and” makes the wording like a list and makes out the speaker has endless bad feelings towards this environment. Afrika then talks about the new buildings that have emerged since he has been gone to illustrate the diverse condition between the two social cultures within his society. He talks about the new building “flaring like a flag” as if it is taunting him, “it

  • A Comparison Between the Poetic Techniques Of Ferlinghetti & Afrika

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    Ferlinghetti & Afrika Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Tatamkhulu Afrika both have very effective poems. Both of which are written to state some form of inequality or discrimination. There are distinct and hidden similarities and differences between the two. These are going to be highlighted in this report. As mentioned before, both are talking about certain inequality or discrimination; however there are two main differences: 1. One poet is talking about racial issues (Afrika), the other about

  • Hip Hop Origins

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    as rap. He used turn tables and used other records to make longer segments. Soon deejays started to work with other rappers and talk in rhythmic sayings, this became to be known as hip hop. For years popular styles of club deejays like Herc, and Afrika Bambaataa, rapped originally in African American neighborhoods in New York. Rap hit the air on the mainstream for the first time in 1980, with well-known performers L.L Cool J, Run- D.M.C., Hammer, and Will Smith. They kept the genre going and upbeat

  • Black Lives Matter Movement Analysis

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    Hip-Hop is an international culture art form developed in the late 1970s through African-American youth in the Bronx. Although not limited to the African-American youth of its time the culture is widely known to consist of the four elements of mceeing, turntablism, djing, b-boying/b-girling as well as graffiti ( ). Throughout the development of the genre Hip-Hop has had a conscious role in educating listeners on current political events and issues affecting the surrounding communities the music serves

  • Hip Hop: The History And History Of Hip-Hop

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    In the following years hip-hop pioneers such as Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash, and Grandmaster Caz start DJing at parties across the Bronx. The story of Afrika Bambaataa—for example, his life-changing trip to Africa that resulted in his name change and his efforts to transform the South Bronx community—shows how the emergence of hip-hop is connected

  • How Did The Fifties Reflect The Political Activism Of The 60's

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    As the Fifties came to a close and the Sixties arrived in America, so too did the impact of the events from decades past arrive in the collective consciousness of Americans which showed in the type of political activism that American’s in the Sixties displayed. As the lingering effects of World War II has lessened, the strong feeling of ensuring that such an event not happen again pervaded in the American public’s consciousness, and its way of life. While the Fifties showed the United States look

  • Hip Hop's Influence: Encouraging Youth Misbehavior?

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    Hip Hop, a major influence on the young generation today, has encouraged bad behavior and violence through its corrupt messages and suggestive lyrics. Hip-hop is believed to have begun on 11th August 1973 by Dj Kool Herc as he was entertaining at the back- to- school party of his sister and decided to try something new (Birthplace of Hip Hop , 2017). In that case, he extended the instrumental beat making the people dance longer in the breakdance style. He then began rapping during the extended instrumental