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February 21, 2010

Taranga and stereotypes

Filed under: Uncategorized — mloredo @ 6:51 pm

In order to open space for you to leave comments, I have decided to duplicate the post that I did on this outing for 1st ESO students. The show was exactly the same, but your perspective and understanding is surely different.

What is a stereotype?

A limiting preconceived idea that many people have about a culture different from their own.

If you run a search in Google and you write “Spanish man”, and then “Spanish woman”, and you click on images, this is what pops up in the screen.

According to the stereotype, Spanish people would be lazy; food lovers (Paella) ;bull fighters; always late; “know how to live”; wine-drinking and ham-eating; temperamental; affectionate; look like Antonio Banderas; everybody smokes and talks all the time; proud and patriotic and  temperamental.

Do you feel all the people you know fit in this  pattern? do you think stereotypes limit our understanding of things?

Did “Taranga” question or contribute to the stereotype of Africa and African people?

We have already seen how big Africa is. What are some of the most extended stereotypes about Africa?

If we do the same google search about “African man”, this is what pops up:

Africa is associated with certain images

This is a stereotyped image of Africa, a limited one, it leaves  many aspects out and emphasizes others.

In this You Tube video, a young man from Guinea, a West African country like Senegal,  is living in the USA. He feels American people have an stereotyped image of Africa and he talks about it.

What are the stereotypes he mentions about Africa?

In the next video, some American university students are interviewed about Africa. This is how little they know and how stereotyped their knowledge  about Africa is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoJ_BQK3skU

These are the degrees the students interviewed are studying.

  • Anthropology
  • Accounting
  • Social work
  • Finance
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Education

These are some of the misconceptions, generalizations  and stereotypes about Africa they say they’ve heard:

  • Everyone has got Aids
  • Everyone is poor
  • Poligamy
  • Wild life
  • Genitals mutilated
  • Africans have lions living in their house
  • Everyone is poor
  • Aids in children
  • They are savages and uneducated
  • Poor sanitation and water supply
  • Everyone is starving
  • No running water
  • People ride elephants
  • They are not as intelligent as Americans
  • Uncivilization
  • Everybody goes around half naked and screaming
  • Great dancers
  • A lot of superstitions
  • The only thing Africans can do is dance

Is their vision different from the one Carmen transmitted to you in her talk? Why?

Did you like “Taranga” Why?

What are the things you liked about it?

Have the previous videos made you look at “Taranga”  from a different perspective?  Why? Why not?

Watch the videos , reflect on the title of this post and write your comments on the blog.

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37 Comments »

  1. What are the stereotypes he mentions about Africa?
    He mentions poverty,genosidio,hunger,diseases and HIV(AIDS).

    Is their vision different from the one Carmen transmitted to you in her talk? Why?
    Yes,because the major part has a negative vision and Carmen told us that they are normal people that in their free time go to rock concerts,go shopping and also the teenagers go to Mc Donalds like us.

    Did you like “Taranga” Why?What are the things you liked about it?
    Yes,I liked it because the music was emjoyable,has a great rhythm and makes you feel energic,happy and eager to join them.

    Have the previous videos made you look at “Taranga” from a different perspective? Why? Why not?No,because actually I haven’t a stereotyped of africans I know that in africa there is poverty,famine,diseases… but just like in other countries it is present and it isn’t an african issue it’s a world issue.

    Comment by Laura Romero — February 22, 2010 @ 9:29 pm | Reply

  2. 1.What are the stereotypes he mentions about Africa?
    Some of the repeated stereotypes of Africa are famine,poverty,diseases,genosidio and AIDS.

    Comment by Clara Ramírez. — February 23, 2010 @ 7:56 am | Reply

  3. 1.What are the stereotypes he mentions about Africa?
    The stereotypes that usually are mention about africa are: Famine, Pooverty , AIDS, Diseases…

    Is their vision different from the one Carmen transmitted to you in her talk? Why?
    I agree with Laura Yes because I think Carmen explains to us that african people are usually like the occidental people ,nowadays, but in some areas there are famine, pooverty… So this issues not affect in all the country and the teenagers go McDonalds, Shopping…

    2.Did you like “Taranga” Why?What are the things you liked about it?
    I liked so much, because I think that it was an interesting and so funny, and we listen traditional music from Senegal, so we learn something! 🙂

    3.Have the previous videos made you look at “Taranga” from a different perspective? Why? Why not?
    Another time I’m agree with Laura nowadays we can’t or we musn’t think in stereotypes because all the countries in the world have problems such as the AIDS that affects a lot of people around the world.

    Comment by Ariadna — February 23, 2010 @ 4:53 pm | Reply

  4. What are the stereotypes he mentions about Africa?

    He mentions some of the repeated stereotypes such as hunger, genocide, poverty, diseases and HIV (AIDS).

    Is their vision different from the one Carmen transmitted to you in her talk? Why?

    Yes, because the major part of video has a negative vision of Africa and Carmen told us that people are poor, but they lived life with happiness and hope, they always have a smile and they try to enjoy life.

    Did you like “Taranga” Why? What are the things you liked about it?

    Yeah, I liked a lot. Because I think that the tradition of expressing the joy through percussion, dance .. is very interesting and fun and I would like to learn to play the percussion like them and playing with them, and finally I learn something about Senegal such as ; tradition, about the old people…

    Have the previous videos made you look at “Taranga”  from a different perspective?  Why? Why not?

    No, because in every part of the world are poverty, AIDS, famine, disease … and we can not have a stereotype of a place like Africa, we know there are all these facts, but understand that there are good things and not all is bad.

    Comment by Jonathan Hincapie — February 23, 2010 @ 5:35 pm | Reply

  5. 2.Is their vision different from the one Carmen transmitted to you in her talk? Why?
    Yes, they think as all african people have to be poor and all of them die because of famine.
    But the vision of Senegal, and Africa in general, that Carmen explained to us the other day is completly different: for example, she said that teenagers usually go to the cinema, they meet at the park, they go for a meal to the McDonald’s, they go to the disco, they go to concerts… they do the same that the occidental population do.

    3.Did you like “Taranga” Why?
    Yes, I liked. I think that with local music we can learn a lot of things, local traditions, superstitions, that maybe in other way we wouldn’t learn it.

    4.What are the things you liked about it?
    I like the idea that, by percussion, they can comunicate stories and trditions.
    In general I liked the representation because I learned some new things about Africa and it also was funny.

    Comment by Clara Ramírez — February 23, 2010 @ 7:08 pm | Reply

  6. -What are the stereotypes he mentions about Africa?
    The stereotypes mentioned are diseases, poverty, VIH(AIDS), hunger,…
    -Is their vision different from the one Carmen transmitted to you in her talk? Why?
    Yes, is very different, they think the majority or the all people in Africa is poor, without money,…But Carmen told us that they have a normal life, the people in Senegal aren´t so poor as we think and they go shops and to other places.
    -Did you like “Taranga” Why?What are the things you liked about it?
    Yes I liked, was well I learned a lot of things about Africa and Senegal. Some musical instruments were curious and interesting I had not ever seen it. The senegalese actors or dancers were very strong because they moved a lot.
    -Have the previous videos made you look at “Taranga” from a different perspective? Why? Why not?
    No, because I know Africa is one of the poorest mainland of the world but I think the people describes Africa as a disastrous mainland and I think the people describes Africa worse as is.

    Comment by Josep Selles — February 24, 2010 @ 2:52 pm | Reply

  7. What are the stereotypes he mentions about Africa?

    The boy of the image mentions the stereotypes of Africa that all the people think like Aids, war, poverty, illiterate people, primitive people…

    Is their vision different from the one Carmen transmitted to you in her talk? Why?

    Yes, because Carmen mention positive things about Senegal, that is in Africa. They are poor but they are very happy despite the economical situation. The Americans students only told about very bad and ridiculous stereotypes in Africa.

    Did you like “Taranga” Why?

    Yes, I liked Taranga. Because reflect the happiness and the traditions of Senegal and Africa. The actors interacted with us and I learn more about Senegal. The function was very fun and interesting.
    On Sunday, in the Última Hora news paper I saw an article about Teranga function in “la Caixa”.

    What are the things you liked about it?

    I like the interaction with the public, the dance, the instruments and the explanation of their traditions in Senegal.

    Have the previous videos made you look at “Taranga” from a different perspective? Why? Why not?

    No, because the people in the video (and I think that in a lots of countries too) only reflects the bad and ridiculous things of Africa and they don’t think that in Africa there are good things too. We now that Africa is poor and have a lot of problems, but in all the countries have problems; some of them are the same.

    Comment by juan Antonio Sánchez — February 24, 2010 @ 3:10 pm | Reply

  8. What are the stereotypes he mentions about Africa?

    Comment by Epi — February 24, 2010 @ 3:37 pm | Reply

    • What are the stereotypes he mentions about Africa?

      In the image you can see a boy with a lots of diseases drawed in his face, so this is the stereotipe that some people have about african people.

      Did you like “Taranga” Why?

      I like some parts of the show like when they explain to us the past of the instruments and some more things but the thing that I don’t like is that when they were playing the instruments there where a lot of noise and the music was very repetitive.

      What are the things you liked about it?

      The best thing that I like was that they interact whit us, the audience, because if they didn’t do that, I thing that the show could be a little bit bored.

      Have the previous videos made you look at “Taranga” from a different perspective? Why? Why not?

      I can not see a different perspective of Africa because I’ve never had a clear perspective os the coutry and the people that live in it, but I know that all the continets have good and bad things so I still have the same perspective.

      Comment by Epi — February 24, 2010 @ 3:58 pm | Reply

  9. -What are the stereotypes he mentions about Africa?
    In africa are mentioned poverty, hunger, disease, AID, genoside and other negative things.

    Is their vision different from the one Carmen transmitted to you in her talk? Why?
    yes, beacose Carmen talks about the good thing of Africa but all the things has a good points and a bad points and Carmen mentions the good ones but not the bad.

    -Did you like “Taranga” Why?
    yes, I think that was very good. They are very happy people. In the songs they explain a story, a culture, that this people can be poor but his ance of live void all the bad things.

    What are the things you liked about it?
    I liked very much his ease of play this instruments and the rythm. Also the interaction whith the public.

    -Have the previous videos made you look at “Taranga” from a different perspective? Why? Why not?

    no, beacose the world is not perfec, there are many countries that are poor and the people see Africa like the worse continent and the worse countries.

    Comment by päncho — February 24, 2010 @ 3:51 pm | Reply

  10. 1 What are the stereotypes he mentions about Africa?
    The stereotypes of Africa are poligamia, poverty, genitals mutilated, uncivilization and others.

    2 Is their vision different from the one Carmen transmitted to you in her talk? Why?
    Yes, because these stereotypes are bad, however Carmen told us that the people in Senegal is very smart and friendly, is very difficult to understand because they speak in French and the houses haven’t electricity, is a country whit a lot of poverty, but in general the people are very happy.

    3 Did you like “Taranga” Why?
    I didn’t go to the show of “Taranga”, but today in class we talked about it, and I think the show was fine and I would have gone.

    4 Have the previous videos made you look at “Taranga” from a different perspective? Why? Why not?
    No, because I know that in Africa there are poverty, disease and other bad things but there are good things too, like in other country, I think it should also reflect the good things in Africa because it has a lot of good things

    Comment by Katherine — February 24, 2010 @ 4:31 pm | Reply

  11. Well,I watched the videos and I disagree with the second video but first I’m going to answer the questions .

    # Is their vision different from the one Carmen transmitted to you in her talk? Why?
    I think YES. They only can see the bad things about Africa : Poor people, Aids , Female Genital Mutilation, wild life , savages and uneducated , not intelligent as Americans… Instead Carmen could tell us the good things and the bad things, as it is everywhere NOT only in Africa !

    I’m very angry with the following answers :
    · They are savages and uneducated ; SORRY! but maybe they are something savages but THIS it is the way to live that they have. Then , UNEDUCATED ? Maybe it’s true in some people but I thing that in many cases is probably that one African can results more educated as one American, because maybe they can’t have good education but the life taught them to be educated, intelligent,good person and many good things.

    · They are not as intelligent as Americans : Why ? Why the people have to say that some are less intelligent than others ? I thinks that’s a mistake !
    An African can be just intelligent as an American. Be African it isn’t be uneducated,savage or not intelligent. Be African is be another human , with the only difference that you live in a country where life is much more difficult.

    · The only thing Africans can do is dance, Everybody goes around half naked and screaming… REALLY I’m very disappointed with this answers.

    # Did you like “Taranga” Why?
    What are the things you liked about it?

    I like Taranga very much ! And I had a good time last Friday !
    I like it because is fine,traditional… but was something that surpised me a lot : They enjoy with what they do. And I like it very much ! They appreciate what they have !

    # Have the previous videos made you look at “Taranga” from a different perspective? Why? Why not?

    No. As I said, they only can see the negative things and in the show I saw one good thing thay maybe lack a lot of people : HAPPINESS!

    Comment by Simona — February 24, 2010 @ 6:05 pm | Reply

  12. 1. What are the stereotypes he mentions about Africa?
    He mentions about poverty,hunger,disease,genoside,etc

    2.Is their vision different from the one Carmen transmitted to you in her talk? Why?
    Yes, because when Carmen splain to us what she saw, his experience and what she thinks about it, she had a very positive vision. She said that the people are happy, and in his free time they went to Mc Donalds, concerts, cinema although they have only one cinema, so they have fun like in Spain.

    3.Did you like “Taranga” Why?What are the things you liked about it?
    Yes, because with some exotic instruments they play music from Senegal very lively and with a lot of rhythm. We participate dancing and singing typical dances and songs of Senegal which we learnt some histories and some interesting things about his country.

    5.Have the previous videos made you look at “Taranga” from a different perspective? Why? Why not?
    No, because as some people said before,in most part of the world they have this problems and we don’t have to think in the stereotypes because is a global issue not only Taranga issue.

    Comment by Marga — February 24, 2010 @ 6:32 pm | Reply

  13. 5.Have the previous videos made you look at “Taranga” from a different perspective? Why? Why not?
    When I was 10 years I went two weeks to Africa. I was a bit young, but I could see that the children from this part of the world do the same things that the other children from Europe do ( they play, they meet at the street..), so I could understand that what people said about poverty, diseases and other terrible things were only misconceptions, stereotypes.
    So nowadays I haven’t a pre-conceived idea of Africa, and fortunately the videos haven’t change my idea about this continent.

    Comment by Clara Ramírez — February 24, 2010 @ 7:48 pm | Reply

  14. What are the stereotypes he mentions about Africa?

    The stereotypes he mentions about Africa are :
    poverty, disease , genital mutilation , war , ”jungle ” (that’s the question that the people do ) and also he mentionate that the live in Africa is just lije in USA : 3 social class: lower,middle,upper.

    Comment by Simona — February 24, 2010 @ 7:52 pm | Reply

  15. ·What are the stereotypes he mentions about Africa?
    The stereotypes the boy mentions are poverty, hunger, diseases, genucide and HIV (Aids).

    ·Is their vision different from the one Carmen transmitted to you in her talk? Why?
    No, they’ve got equal views. Carmen was all the time saying they’re common people. It was like she was trying to make us realize they’re just people, like we’re just people too. She told us that things and people in Africa are not as some people think they are. Africans don’t live in the jungle, poverty is not around the country, diseases are not a common thing. That are issues that are in the country, but as are above the world too.
    When I was younger, I know I had an steryotype for every type of person, every type of culture, every type of comunity. But as the years were passing, I was realizing we’re all the same. I’m a person, an African is a person, a Xinesse is a person, we’re identically: we’re a mixture of cells, feelings, thoughs and all a person is made of, doesn’t matter where are you from or what is your nationality. So I agree with Carmen and the boy’s opinion.

    ·Did you like “Taranga”? Why?What are the things you liked about it?
    I really liked “Taranga” because I like music and I want to know a lot about it, so I love listening to other countries’ music and learning things about it. I think they interacted very much with the audiants and the comunication with us was fine. They worried about us. I mean they tried to make us laugh and to make us spend a good time with them. I just found a negative thing: it was, in my opinion, too long. It was a bit repetitive, because in fact the rythms were all similar. I think the songs were almost the same, maybe because I didn’t understand what the lyrics were saying. I don’t know why, but probably it’s the same as if an African listens to many folkloric Majorquian songs: he maybe would thought they’re all equal. Well, what I liked the most of the show was the “Tama”, the instrument that speaks. I found it really funny and interesting.

    ·Have the previous videos made you look at “Taranga” from a different perspective? Why? Why not?
    No. My vision of “Taranga” is the same as it was before I saw the video and it would be the same even Carmen had not tell us anything. When I saw the show, I was thinking a little time in Majorquian dances. I didn’t think people in Africa dress as the dancers were dressed. Not all the African people know how to dance folkloric dances. Not all of them can move as they were doing. It’s like here, in Majorca: almost everybody don’t know how to dance a “Bolero” or a “Jota”. We don’t go dressed with long skirts and we don’t have straw hats in our heads as dancers here dress when they dance. It’s just a part of the culture and of the traditional things in each country. I think if we don’t go and see how they are with our own eyes, we can not supose anything.

    Comment by Alba Mayans — February 24, 2010 @ 7:55 pm | Reply

  16. 1. What are the stereotypes he mentions about Africa?
    The stereotypes about Africa that are mention are poverty,disease,genoside,hunger..

    2.Is their vision different from the one Carmen transmitted to you in her talk? Why?
    Yes,because Carmen told us that the people lives,in part,as we . She said that they go to cinema,concerts and the people are happy. And the video shows to us the negative things of Taranga.

    3.Did you like “Taranga” Why?What are the things you liked about it?
    Yes,because I learned some things African’s instruments. It was very interesting and we had a very good time. We learn some traditions of Africa and I think that the better part was when we participate singing and dancing at the rythm of Africa.

    5.Have the previous videos made you look at “Taranga” from a different perspective? Why? Why not?
    No,because there are a lot of countries that have this problems and we know that Taranga has bad things but also has very good things such many countries or villages of the world.

    Comment by Ali — February 24, 2010 @ 8:07 pm | Reply

    • 1. What are the stereotypes he mentions about Africa?
      The stereotypes about Africa that are mention are poverty,disease,genoside,hunger..

      2.Is their vision different from the one Carmen transmitted to you in her talk? Why?
      Yes,because Carmen told us that the people live ,in part, as we . She said that they go to cinema,concerts and the people are happy. And the video shows to us the negative things of Taranga.

      3.Did you like “Taranga” Why?What are the things you liked about it?
      Yes,because I learned some things African’s instruments. It was very interesting and we had a very good time. We learn some traditions of Africa and I think that the better part was when we participate singing and dancing at the rythm of Africa.

      5.Have the previous videos made you look at “Taranga” from a different perspective? Why? Why not?
      No,because there are a lot of countries that have this problems and we know that Taranga has bad things but also has very good things such many countries or villages of the world.

      Comment by Ali — February 24, 2010 @ 8:10 pm | Reply

  17. 1. What are the stereotypes he mentions about Africa?
    Abdoulaye Bah, the boy that speaks in the video, appoints some African stereotypes: poverty, hunger, diseases (he only mention AIDS and HIV), war, death…

    2.Is their vision different from the one Carmen transmitted to you in her talk? Why?
    Absolutely yes. Carmen could see African life as it is, as one of them and she transmitted us that isn’t as bad as the stereotypes make us look. It is true that the life there is harder than here: most of the houses haven’t electricity or water, so, they have to go for water to a well and carry it back home but also they are happy people, contrary to what stereotypes say. Some things are equal in Senegal and in Spain: Carmen explains us that her best experience there were all the concerts she saw (especially the traditional ones) and that the not traditional ones were the same as here – the people wear jeans and a casual t-shirt and the groups play nowadays music. All this examples shows that the stereotypes lie.

    3.Did you like “Taranga”? Why? What are the things you liked about it?
    Yes, I liked it because they play exotic instruments as the “tama: the drums that speaks”, that were unknown for us and we learnt some traditions from Senegal, the type of music and dancing… I also liked it because they didn’t only limited to perform the songs and that’s all, they encouraged us to participate in the show with them. The only thing I would change is that some songs were a bit repetitive and this was bored.

    4. Have the previous videos made you look at “Taranga” from a different perspective? Why? Why not?
    I see the videos after see Taranga’s show and I think that Taranga also prove that stereotypes aren’t always the truth because the man who spoke was ALWAYS smiling – this was a thing that surprise me a lot. Also surprise me that he talks Catalan perfectly; we talked about this today in class and, of course he has accent, but like everybody if speak a foreign language.

    Comment by Sonia — February 24, 2010 @ 8:19 pm | Reply

  18. I think we don’t understand good the second question, do we have to compare Carmen’s point of view with stereotypes or with the boy point of view?

    Comment by Sonia — February 24, 2010 @ 8:26 pm | Reply

  19. 1. What are the stereotypes he mentions about Africa?
    He mentions poverty, hunger, disease, genital mutilation, uncivilization and others.
    2.Is their vision different from the one Carmen transmitted to you in her talk? Why?
    Yes, because Carmen told as her experience, and her experience was good, but the steryotypes that we can see in the video are bad.
    3 Did you like “Taranga” Why?
    Yes, I liked it very much, I found it exotic, especially the part where they told as the diferent histories of every song.
    4.Have the previous videos made you look at “Taranga” from a different perspective? Why? Why not?
    No, because I knew already that Africa has a lot of problems, it isn’t something new for me. A lot of places in the world have problems, but good things too and the steryotypes don’t have to hide the good things of a country.

    Comment by Alícia Mayol — February 24, 2010 @ 8:45 pm | Reply

  20. 1. What are the stereotypes he mentions about Africa?
    The stereotypes that are mention are poverty, hunger, war and some deseases like HIV

    2.Is their vision different from the one Carmen transmitted to you in her talk? Why?
    I think that their are similar because they tell you that you don’t have to believe the stereotypes because Africa is totally diferent, Carmen told us that in Senegal teenagers litsen to music as us, go to the McDonla’s, and the boy of the video tells that their life is not very different and that not everybody in Africa is poor.

    3.Did you like “Taranga”? Why? What are the things you liked about it?
    Yes, i enjoyed it very much because i think is very good way to learn about the music of other countries. It isn’t like read ir in class or watch videos, no, we can go and see it, feel it. And it was a good point that the man explained to us the name of the instruments and some stories in catalan, so we can understod it better. The thing that i liked the most was when we were singing and dancing in the end of the show.

    Comment by Laura C — February 24, 2010 @ 9:17 pm | Reply

  21. 1. What are the stereotypes he mentions about Africa?
    He mentions poverty, hunger, disease, genital mutilation, uncivilization and others..
    2.Is their vision different from the one Carmen transmitted to you in her talk? Why?
    Yes, because when Carmen splain to us what was his experience, and what she tniks about the place, she had a very good first impression. She said that the people all time are lauhgting,talking,singing…all time they are very funny,that was his favourite thing about senegal, and in hisfree time they went to the unic cinema there,in Dakar.
    3 Did you like “Taranga” Why?
    Yes, I loved very much,it was really amazing,all time music and rythm.In my opinion,the best thing of the show was haw they represent the name of a person with a drum or how the represent,for instance,the rain with music,I really love it
    4.Have the previous videos made you look at “Taranga” from a different perspective? Why? Why not?
    No, because I knew that Africa has a lot of social problems, it wasn´t a surprise . A lot of places in the world have problems, but the best things of a country can’t be substituded by bas things,in this case,the stereotypes

    Comment by Nadir Jiménez Zamora — February 24, 2010 @ 9:45 pm | Reply

  22. 1. What are the stereotypes he mentions about Africa?
    The stereotypes that usually are mention about africa are: Aids, violence, famine, war, poverty..
    2.Is their vision different from the one Carmen transmitted to you in her talk? Why?
    I agree with my colleagues, because Carmen had a positive outlook about her trip, not too deeply into stereotypes and explaining her experience with good things. I’m not saying that the vision of Senegal by Carmen is wrong,I say it is a bit optimistic, and focused on leisure.
    3 Did you like “Taranga” Why?
    Although we have not seen much contended about other things besides music and traditional dance from Senegal, I liked it because it was very interactive as Maria says that things have to be. And I think this has to put ourselves further in the role, because I really have felt like a senegal Indian dancing and singing traditional music.
    4.Have the previous videos made you look at “Taranga” from a different perspective? Why? Why not?
    Although there are many stereotypes about Africa that I hear everywhere today, actually I guess it will not, and I did not take it very seriously because we do not know what reality is if we are not living together there with them. Obviously I know that it’s a place where there are many problems and diseases but for that very reason we should not discriminate against or marginalized in other countries.

    Comment by Nuria — February 24, 2010 @ 11:36 pm | Reply

  23. 1. What are the stereotypes he mentions about Africa?
    Lots of people have stereotypes about Africa which are AIDS, poverty, famine, violence, soldier children, wars…
    2.Is their vision different from the one Carmen transmitted to you in her talk? Why?
    Yes because Carmen said that in Senegal there are people corresponding to this stereotypes but also lots of people that we can find here in Spain too: they go shopping, to the Mcdo’… as we do here.
    3 Did you like “Taranga” Why?
    Yes I liked it, it’s was interessant:we learnt about senegalese culture (music, instruments) and it was also funny because we took part in the show.
    4.Have the previous videos made you look at “Taranga” from a different perspective? Why? Why not?
    No, not really, because I knew that in Africa there are lots of social, political problems, I knew since before about the stereotypes of this continent. But I think it’s interessant to watch Africa by the mind of another persons who really knows about it.

    Comment by Maria — February 25, 2010 @ 12:57 pm | Reply

  24. 23.1. What are the stereotypes he mentions about Africa?
    The man says that american people thinks that in Africa there are only famine , war , diseases,…
    2.Is their vision different from the one Carmen transmitted to you in her talk? Why?
    Yes, is very different the points of view of Carmen and the african student in the USA.Carmen said to us the optimist point of view,but the african student showed us the raw point of the USA.
    3 Did you like “Taranga”? Why?
    I really liked Taranga´s show because I like very much pecussion music , so I like learn some music of other countries.Basicaly,they showed us tradicional music of Taranga.
    4.Have the previous videos made you look at “Taranga” from a different perspective? Why? Why not?
    No, because they only show us basecally the tradicional music,and suddenly Senegal have lot of problems that they have to solucionate and , if they solucionate this problems , may be it change the Senegal or African stereotype.

    Comment by Miguel Alfonso Lage Acevedo — February 25, 2010 @ 1:08 pm | Reply

  25. 1.What are the stereotypes he mentions about Africa?
    The stereotypes that the boy of the first video mentions are diseases, AIDS, the diferents social classes(lower,middle and upper classes),the poverty,the culture, religions, famine…

    2.Is their vision different from the one Carmen transmitted to you in her talk? Why?
    no, because he match with Carmen in many things like in the poverty ,the culture,etc, but I thinks that the boy explain the bad situation of Africa and Carmen talked that the people in the teenagers go McDonalds, shopping,…
    I believe that many people have a same vision of Africa: is a poor continent, it has a lot of criminal…

    3. Did you like “Taranga” Why?
    I liked very much because our class participated very much in the show and I like the music and sometimes I liked how the woman danced.
    Sometimes they frightened me because the place was dark and appeared disguise boys.

    Comment by maria jose barberan reyes — February 25, 2010 @ 1:12 pm | Reply

  26. What are the stereotypes he mentions about Africa?
    The stereotypes mentioned in the video per exemple are: religions,the war, the poverty or the culture in others.

    Is their vision different from the one Carmen transmitted to you in her talk? Why?
    Yes, because Carmen explained to us happy things of Africa, but also she was realistic about the real situation of the country, like in the video.

    Did you like “Taranga” Why?
    Yes! Because was a amazing and different activity!

    What are the things you liked about it?
    The actors were very friendly, and i like very much this type of music!
    The sounds are related to the latin music,and i love the percusion!

    Have the previous videos made you look at “Taranga” from a different perspective? Why? Why not?
    No, because like in all the countries in the world Africa had bad and good things, and is fine to find an activity that is not about the bad things of there, as almost always.

    Comment by Yuliana Caicedo — February 25, 2010 @ 8:00 pm | Reply

  27. 3.What are the things you liked about it?
    I liked very much how the woman sang and the type of musica.
    Another thing that I liked so much was the percusion , I really love it.

    4.Have the previous videos made you look at “Taranga” from a different perspective? Why? Why not?
    no , because in the previous videos only reflected the bad things of Africa and I think that in all the world there are problems and for me from I saw the show of Taranga , like me go to Africa.

    maria jose barberan

    Comment by maria jose — February 26, 2010 @ 5:04 pm | Reply

  28. what are the stereotypes he mentions about Africa?
    The stereotypes are poverty,war and HIV(AIDS).
    Is their vision different from the one Carmen transmitted to you in her talk? Why?
    Yes because they have a pessimistic vision of Africa and Carmen told to us good things about the people of Africa;Carmen told to us that they are very happy people.
    Did you like “Taranga” Why?What are the things you liked about it?
    Yes I liked it because it was a very funny activity and their views were very happy, I liked their instruments and their rhythm.
    Have the previous videos made you look at “Taranga” from a different perspective? Why? Why not?
    No, because in all the continents there are diseases and have problems and every country have good and bad things,no just only in Africa.

    Comment by geovanny alberto — March 2, 2010 @ 10:25 am | Reply

  29. 24.
    23.1. What are the stereotypes he mentions about Africa?
    The man says that american people thinks that in Africa there are only famine , war , diseases,…
    2.Is their vision different from the one Carmen transmitted to you in her talk? Why?
    Yes, is very different the points of view of Carmen and the african student in the USA.Carmen said to us the optimist point of view,but the african student showed us the raw and cloudy point of the american people.
    3 Did you like “Taranga”? Why?
    I really liked Taranga´s show because I like very much pecussion music , so I like learn some music of other countries.Basically,they showed us tradicional music of Taranga, and also we learn some words of the language.
    4.Have the previous videos made you look at “Taranga” from a different perspective? Why? Why not?
    No, because they only show us basically the tradicional music,and currently Senegal have lot of problems that they have to solucionate and , if they solucionate this problems , may be it change the Senegal or African stereotype.

    Comment by miguel lage — March 2, 2010 @ 5:01 pm | Reply

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