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2 10, 2017

Who built Great Zimbabwe? Central African history

By |2019-08-22T23:46:16-07:00October 2nd, 2017|Africa|0 Comments

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 about [...]

19 05, 2017

Early African music

By |2019-03-25T05:11:36-07:00May 19th, 2017|Africa, Art|0 Comments

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 [...]