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Who built Great Zimbabwe? Central African history

By |2018-04-13T01:39:20+00:00October 2nd, 2017|Africa, History|

Central Africa in the Middle Ages: Great Zimbabwe Iron comes to Central Africa Besides South Africa, central Africa is the most isolated part of Africa - for many years, the people who lived here saw almost nobody from outside their own area. So it took longer for people in Central Africa to find out [...]

Early African music

By |2018-04-10T22:36:16+00:00May 19th, 2017|Africa, Art|

Early African music: Rock gong from Sudan (Tim Karberg/Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat Munster) Rock gongs and flutes One of the earliest kinds of musical instrument in Africa was the rock gong. A rock gong is a big curved rock. You strike it with smaller rocks to make a loud sound. You could hear a rock [...]