•The violin :
Le Goje from Nigeria is the archetype of the Violin and like the Violin, the Goje is played with a bow ... In Ethiopia and Eritrea, there are traditional Vièles that are similar and play exactly like the Violin whose sounds produced, are also Similar.
Traditional Violins come from Africa and have been used since the Stone Age, that is to say thousands of years before the era of the so-called Europe of Enlightenment, or before manufacturers became rich and famous by designing Violins, Vièles which had already been created and widely used throughout the African continent.
The Violin probably came to Europe through Mauritanians (Maures) who had implanted their people and their Culture in the landscape of the ancient European dark age.
The Banjo is a musical instrument that was invented and widely used in ancient Mauritania, in the Sahel and on the coast of Guinea… - Maures from West Africa or the Mauritanians who had been expelled from Europe and then forcibly taken into Americas, then re-created the Banjo, this musical instrument West African which is very similar to guitarró Moorish North Africans and according to Thomas Jefferson in 1781: “Their own instrument (the slaves) and the Banjar, which they brought here from Africa."
The Banjo was the instrument widely used in American folk music until after the crisis of 1929, and after that date, historians have remarked that its happy notes have been replaced by the darker notes of the Guitar.
• The guitar :
In Ethiopia, we can find some of the earliest forms of Guitar where it is known as Harp krar, and there is also in India the Sitar, another of the earlier forms of the Guitar ... The harp krar or one of its variants later developed in the guitarró, the direct ancestor of the Guitar to her also, was widely used in ancient Mauritania, later known as the Maghreb, Sahel and Guinea.
Le guitarró has been introduced in Spain by Maures Africans in the 9ème century who have used it extensively for their music and then throughout Spain, southern Italy, southern France who in turn will become avid acolytes of the culture of guitarró and when the Moors fell from power, the guitarró had already become an integral part of Iberian music.
The Moors, many of whom migrated in spite of themselves to the Americas, brought with them the guitarró , this is why it was widely played in the Spanish colonies, at a period of history, where the Spaniards and the Portuguese had conquered and shared among themselves, the lands of Maures already present in America.
Rhythm and percussion dominate popular and modern music today, that said, one cannot get more African than drums and percussion rhythms which are an ancestral tradition, present for a long time at the heart of any notion of music. African… The Battery had already been introduced into Roman military traditions by the very influential Moorish divisions of the Roman army, which made such an impression that soon this Instrument would become a Standard military tradition.
The Moors who had emigrated naturally or who had fled to the Americas following the Christian attacks, had also introduced all their Musical Instruments, including the Drums in the Americas and when later, the European exiles arrived, they also came with the heritage of Moorish music, including drums, which had been bequeathed to Europe by Africans.
Also, the West African Moors who had been forcibly brought to America also introduced Drums as well as Rhythms from West Africa, and in America this type of Drum had become so dreaded by the class of exploiters that they quickly banned the Drums whose offense was punished with capital punishment in most of the northern colonies, even if that did not prevent the rhythms of percussion from continuing in secret or being mixed with other Instruments like Piano, Banjo, guitarró and the Flute.
It is often said that whenever black people play or make music, it can matter which instrument they use, that they always bring new or old rhythms and that they all belong to the rhythms of the people of Africa. from the West which have leaped across Time and Space to ultimately be transmuted into other practices through Notes and European Scales
•The piano :
The Piano comes from Dulcimer an old African musical instrument and according to Encyclopadia British 11 flight: the origin of dulcimer is so distant that it can be found in the east as far as in the bas-reliefs of Kuyunjik à Maat-Umeri (Summer) now at British Museum,
•Counter Bass / Bass Guitar:
Le Gimbri is constructed from wood and camel throat skin that looks and sounds like an old bass guitar Africaine and it is the Double Bass artifact which was played by the descendants of Maures still present in Morocco today as well as in a large part of North Africa and which had been introduced in Europe by their Ancestors, where it was part of the innovative musical traditions created by the musicians Maures and where he was called Violin Bass.
- Word « Tambourine » in English and the word « Drum » in French are derived from the word « Tambari », a Haussa drum.
- The Goje, the ancestor of the modern Guitar was also an instrument used to sing the great Warriors.
- The Ancestor of the Trumpet and the « kakaki », (Hausa).
And so on, that's it, now you know why, West African rhythms dominate all modern music today!