West African Musicians Quiz: Trivia!

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West African Musicians Quiz: Trivia!

West Africa possesses diverse people with diverse musical traditions. Their songs are depicted by two or more rhythms, known as polyrhythm, formed by layers of distinct rhythms on top of each other using musical instruments like shakers, rattles, and tambourines, cymbals, sticks, and drum. Take this quiz to test your knowledge and identify the correct musician by viewing the image.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is this? (click view image)
    • A. 

      Oumou Sangere

    • B. 

      Anjelique Kidjo

    • C. 

      Youssou N Dour

    • D. 

      Fela Kuti

  • 2. 
    Where is this? (click view image)
    • A. 

      Bamako

    • B. 

      Accra

    • C. 

      Nouakchott

    • D. 

      Dakar

  • 3. 
    Which country are they from? (click view image)
    • A. 

      Senegal

    • B. 

      Mali

    • C. 

      Benin

    • D. 

      Nigeria

  • 4. 
    Which country is this the capital of? (click view image)
    • A. 

      Mali

    • B. 

      Senegal

    • C. 

      Benin

    • D. 

      Niger

  • 5. 
    Who is this?
    • A. 

      Fela Kuti

    • B. 

      Anjelique Kidjo

    • C. 

      Youssou N Dour

    • D. 

      King Sunny Ade

  • 6. 
    How many countries on the West African Map?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      14

    • D. 

      15

  • 7. 
    Name the Drum (click view image)
    • A. 

      Sabar

    • B. 

      Djembe

    • C. 

      Talking drum

    • D. 

      Bass

  • 8. 
    Name the drum? (click view image)
    • A. 

      Djembe

    • B. 

      Sabar

    • C. 

      Taling Drum

  • 9. 
    Which of these African-American folk musicians played opening night and was an early teacher at the Old Town School of Folk Music?
    • A. 

      ​​​​Leadbelly

    • B. 

      Keb' Mo'

    • C. 

      Big Bill Broonzy

    • D. 

      Odetta

  • 10. 
    Which of these soul musicians is NOT from Chicago?
    • A. 

      Lou Rawls

    • B. 

      Bobby Womack

    • C. 

      Curtis Mayfield

    • D. 

      Sam Cooke

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