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date: 25 February 2020

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In Africa technology amounts to audiovisual aids such as books; systems of musical transmission; aural-oral, mental, and mnemonic aids; indigenous African stories, language, and literature; and aspects of science, the arts, and culture. In the West it is different. In many parts of the United States and Europe, technology is guaranteed to be available. In Africa it is not. Many African countries have different perspectives on the application of technology in music education. Zimbabwe is working on consolidating indigenous music in systems of education, but until four years ago there was no music curriculum in primary school. Malawi legitimized music in the National Curriculum to be taught through grades 1 to 8, however, there is no mention of technology being integrated with music in education. The Primary Arts Core program of Namibia’s Ministry of Basic Education and Culture is silent about technology in music education. This chapter illuminates some of these African perspectives.

Keywords: music, technology, education, Africa, West, curriculum

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