Ethnomusicology Forum Pub Date : 2021-06-10 , DOI: 10.1080/17411912.2021.1930090 Boudina McConnachie
Musical ideals set by European standards and values, entrenched through colonial oppression and promoted by the continued veneration of Western culture need to be re-evaluated. This short essay in an alternative format of a critical report records the development and implementation of an African instrumental music studies course at Rhodes University, introduced to re-value and promote African ways of making and interacting with music. As a result of in-depth research with regard to the ailing Indigenous African Music (IAM) syllabus in the South African national school music curriculum, this university-level course has been designed to generate future teachers and culture-bearers who will possess a deeper understanding of, and feeling for, Indigenous African musics and who, as a result, will be able to engage with African musics through teaching and learning. Highlighting the crisis in South African music education decolonisation, this paper will also present other proposed solutions to this problem.
需要重新评估由欧洲标准和价值观设定、在殖民压迫下根深蒂固并由对西方文化的持续崇敬所推动的音乐理想。这篇短文采用批判性报告的另一种格式，记录了罗德大学非洲器乐研究课程的发展和实施，介绍了重新评估和促进非洲制作音乐和与音乐互动的方式。作为对南非国家学校音乐课程中病态的非洲土著音乐 (IAM) 教学大纲进行深入研究的结果，这门大学水平的课程旨在培养未来的教师和文化承载者，他们将拥有更深对土著非洲音乐的理解和感受，以及因此，将能够通过教学和学习接触非洲音乐。在强调南非音乐教育非殖民化危机的同时，本文还将针对该问题提出其他解决方案。