Most traditional musical traditions in Sub-Saharan Africa reflect the social structure of the people who create it. Societal structure can vary greatly between different ethnic groups. Compare and contrast the social systems of the hierarchical Mande of West Africa and the egalitarian BaMbuti pygmies of the Congo region. How are these different social systems reflected in the musical traditions of the Mande and BaMbuti?
Your discussion post should be around 150 words (5 pts), cover all of the topic points (5 pts), and be submitted on time (5 pts). You are also required to respond to at least one of your fellow classmate’s posts (5 pts), and give constructive feedback and/or pose questions that are relevant to the discussion topics. There are 20 points possible for this assignment.