In the 16th Century West Africa had very interesting things that occurred at the time. The main views will be their Culture, Village Slavery, Religion, and Music. West Africa has a total of 16 countries which are Toga, Benin, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia and many more. As we all know in the 16th Century Africa went through a tough time in dealing with slavery.
On the other hand there was great music in Africa tradition culture as well as fine art that represented their images. I would like to start off with slavery which was mainly men and women taken captive during wars. However, others were victims designed to supply the growing American market.
In addition, by 1650’s West African slaves were destined for the New World rather than the Middle East. They were forced to work fro Portuguese and Spanish in the American colonies. West Africa had remained free outside interference; they had built many policies and cultures in that period of time.
However, Portuguese merchants brought horses, cotton goods and other manufactures for sale there in West Africa which was Senegal and took slaves in exchange for little gold and bars of iron.
Although the slave trade continued it currently estimated that “approximately 10.7 million Africans were taken to the New World as slaves”. In the eighteenth century alone is about 5.5 million which more than one-third came from the West Central Africa.
However, music in West Africa was played mostly on instruments which have different variety of music based on the fact that in Nigeria there are different tribes, such as Yoruba and Ibo people. They intend to listen to different types of music one of the instruments they like to play are the drums which is very popular in West Africa region. The drums have their own saying which is called “Djembe”. These drums are often played on special occasions. Music is sometimes part of the traditions owned by corporate groups who hold in common certain...