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Les Africains de la Chanson Francophone: Discovering the Many Roots of Francophone Music

Les Africains de la Chanson Francophone: Discovering the Many Roots of Francophone Music

In this jigsaw activity, students will explore the cultural and geographic diversity of Francophone music by listening to excerpts and reading about recording artists on the Hall de la Chanson African music website. The site will provide students with photographs, explanatory text and music samples. Students will use these to compare and contrast styles in a music appreciation exercise that also focuses on language. Activity authored by Laura Franklin, Professor of French at Northern Virginia Community College, to be used in conjunction with the original website Les Africains de la Chanson Francophone by Le Hall de la Chanson.

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