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Voice

  • Yawn on an AH sound feeling the arching of the soft palate.
  • Repeat four times.
  • Yawn on each of the following vowels: OO AH EE.
  • Repeat four times on each vowel.
  • Intone gently, making the vowels very long: “Who are you?” and “Can’t you see?”.
  • Repeat each sentence four times and ensure that the tone is rich on each word.
  • Keep the lips together and make a number of quick “m” sounds as if you were laughing.
  • Repeat eight times.
  • Say the M sound, as if you had seen something pleasant.
  • Repeat eight times, getting louder each time.
  • Intone the following sentence gently, sustaining all M and N sounds:

“Make me many, many more.”

Articulation

  • Speak the following four times each.
  • Start slowly and gradually increase your speed.
  • Speak quietly but form each of the consonant sounds distinctly:

The tip of the tongue, the teeth and the lips

Look at the windmills whirling in the wind

I’m pulling a long length of string

E xercise 3: praise poetry

  • divide up into groups of 4 - 6 learners per group
  • prepare a piece of praise poetry for performance
  • you do not have to learn the poem of by heart, but if you feel enterprising you can learn the poem
  • for the purpose of this exercise you are allowed to use the poems included, select poetry of your choice (as long as it is praise poetry) or write your own praise poetry
  • you are allowed to incorporate movement, costumes, props, choral verse etc.

City johannesburg

By mongane serote

This way I salute you:

My hand pulses to my back trousers pocket

Or into my inner jacket pocket

For my pass, my life,

Jo’burg City.

My hand like a starved snake rears my pockets

For my thin ever lean wallet,

While my stomach groans a friendly smile to hunger,

Jo’burg City.

My stomach also devours coppers and papers

Don’t you know?

Jo’burg City, I salute you;

When I run out, or roar in a bus to you,

I leave behind me, my love,

My comic houses and people, my dongas and my

ever whirling dust,

My death

That’s so related to me as a wink to the eye.

Jo’burg City

I travel on your black and white and robotted roads

Through your thich iron breath that you inhale

At six in the morning and exhale from five noon.

Jo’burg City

That is the time when I come to you,

When your neon flowers flaunt their way through the

falling darkness

On your cement trees.

And as I go back, to my love,

My dongas, my dust, my people, my death,

Where death lurks in the dark like a blade in the flesh,

I can feel your roots, anchoring your might, my feebleness

In my flesh, in my mind, in my blood

And everything about you says it,

That, that is all you need of me.

Jo’burg City, Johannesburg,

Listen when I tell you,

There is no fun, nothing, in it,

When you leave the women and men with such

frozen expressions,

Expressions that have tears like furrows of soil erosion,

Jo’burg City, you are dry like death,

Jo’burg City, Johannesburg, Jo’burg City.

A warrior sings his praises

By Erinesti Rwandekyezi (Bahima Uganda)

I Who Am Praised thus held out in battle among foreigners

along with The Overthrower;

I Who Ravish Spear In Each Hand stood resplesendent in

my cotton cloth;

I Who Am Quick was drawn from afar by lust for the fight

and with me was The Repulser Of Warriors;

I Who Encircle The Foe, with Bitembe, brought back the

beats from Bihanga;

With Bwakwakwa, I fought at Kaanyabareega,

Where Bantura started a song that we might overcome

them.

Thus with my spear, I and Rwamujonjo conquered

Oruhinda;

The Banyoro were afraid on the battlefield of Kahenda;

The cocks of Karembe had already crowed;

I Who Am Nimble with The One Whom None Can

Dislodge felled them at Nyamizi.

At Nkanga, I seized my spear by its shaft-end;

At Kanyegyero, I The Binder Of Enemies too them by

surprise;

Thereafter was I never excluded from the counsels of

princes, nor was Rwangomani;

I Who Rescue With The Spear had seized him so that we

might fight together.

Hints on speaking poetry

  • Understand the poem or prose.
  • Paint a picture with your words.
  • Audibility is essential.
  • “It is not what you say, but the way you say it”.
  • Incorporate a variety in pitch and tone.
  • Incorporate changes in speed and rhythm.
  • Relax.
  • Articulate – achieved by the lips, tongue and teeth.
  • Incorporate accent – the variation of strength of volume within any word of more than one syllable, e.g. ea sy, dif ficult, im pos sible, the atre.
  • Incorporate emphasis – to make phrases move easily and with a swing and to give additional meaning and emotive dynamic.
  • Incorporate pauses – the length and amount of pauses used, govern the rate of the delivery – pauses ensure that the words are audible and intelligible and increase their emotional impact.
  • Incorporate inflections – rising and falling inflections.
  • Be careful of rising inflections at the end of each line.

Assessment

Learning Outcomes(LOs)
LO 4
EXPRESSION AND COMMUNICATION The learner will be able to analyse and use multiple forms of communication and expression in Arts and Culture.
Assessment Standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
MUSIC (4.3)
  • explores and explains the purpose, function and role of different instruments used in indigenous, traditional or Western forms of music in South Africa.
DRAMA (4.2)
  • researches and presents an example of indigenous performance of praise poetry or folk tales.

Questions & Answers

why is the baby formed in the uterus n not else where?
Ekali Reply
atom, molecules, organelle, cell, tissue, organ, organ system
Cheila Reply
sub atom atom molecular molecules and cells.
Advertus
cells structural level.
Advertus
what is microorganisms I am a laboratory student.
Advertus
explain why is it that old peoples as from the age of 60 usually have eye problems?
Kenn Reply
most old people suffere eye problems.because of short sight where individuals with this kind of problems see only near objects clearly but not distance objects, this is cause by elongated eyeball so light from distance is focus infront the retina so the image on the retina is blurred .
Munyah
plasma DNA cytoplasm Ribosome
Pearl Reply
cell, tissue,organ, organ systems,organism
Pearl Reply
cell is the build block of Life
Pearl
also a smallest unit of life
Frankline
sure..
Pearl
consistsof cytoplsm enclosed with in a membrane which contains many biomolecules such as proteins and nucleic acids
Frankline
differences in the effects of infection by HIV and influenza A virus on host genetic variability.
Yo Reply
i dont know
Ubah
hiv is direct contact of blood or body fluid and if not treated can break down the immune system faster and lead to acids with complications of pneumonia skin infections inflammation of the brain etc.while influenza A is a air borne virus which can cause the common cold pain fever and can be cured
Maureen
A.I.D.S
Maureen
suggest bioingormatics research article plz
peermehirali
what makes the heart to pumps blood?
Jamer Reply
sa node
Ubah
i do think its the nerve tranmission to the brain
Frankline
The contracting and relaxing of the atria and vertricles but the electrical system of the heart is what makes this possible.
keynia
yes which is called autorhymicity
Maureen
adrenoline action in brains
Frankline Reply
please describe the human heart brefly
Shah Reply
the size of the heart is like a fist. it has four chambers. the left and right upper atrium which push blood in the lower left and right ventricles which in turns pump blood to the lungs or the rest of the body.
Maureen
how do u prove it
Frankline
Maureen is correct ,
Davis
right
Kenn
right
Ubah
hi
horyaal
mxaa lahayaa
horyaal
What is housing?
Baldwin Reply
is where located you
Ubah
Hi, my name is Syedul Mostafa from Bangladesh Refugees camp. I would like to study under your.
Mostafa Reply
what is Endocytosis
Alice Reply
Endocytosis is the process where by organism lives inside it host and feed on it
Aboagye
cell
Mostafa
Endocytosis is the process where by substances are taken in to the cell of an organism
Abena
the taking in of matter by a living cell by invagination of its membrane to form a vacuole.
Amber
Exocytosis... is the durable, energy-consuming process by which a cell directs the contents of secretory vesicles out of the cell membrane and into the extracellular space. Endocytosis is an energy-using process by which cells absorb molecules (such as proteins) by engulfing them.
Amber
There are three types of endocytosis: phagocytosis, pinocytosis, and receptor-mediated endocytosis. In phagocytosis or “cellular eating,” the cell's plasma membrane surrounds a macromolecule or even an entire cell from the extracellular environment and buds off to form a food vacuole or phagosome.
Amber
what are hormones
Abena
what the meaning of adenosine triphosphate
Alice Reply
what the full meaning of ADP
Alice
ATP as simply called is substance which provide energy during active transport
Aboagye
what is biology
Alice Reply
biology simply means the study of life
Aboagye
pls HV u get it
Aboagye
what is the cardiovascular disease
Kami Reply
heart disease
Ashley
heart disease
Aboagye
kidney failure
John
heart failure
John
Researchers demonstrated that the hippocampus functions in memory processing by creating lesions in the hippocampi of rats, which resulted in ________.
Mapo Reply
The formulation of new memories is sometimes called ________, and the process of bringing up old memories is called ________.
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Source:  OpenStax, Arts and culture grade 7. OpenStax CNX. Sep 10, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11027/1.1
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