o 8 pages, 5 references (probably showing types of identity within music); three main themes to be discussed are music, identities & instruments. BE SURE TO DISCUSS ALL THREE THEMES IN ESSAY To non-African people, traditional African music is oftentimes reduced to simply drumming and popular music, however the truth of the matter is that traditional African music is a part of everyday African identity, livelihood and expression. Distinct singing, dancing, cadences or rhythms, instruments and even style clothing are all active ingredients in the making of traditional African music and such music plays a huge role in ceremonies, events, and overall life. This essay will examine and explore the role of instruments, music and identity, as well as their interconnectedness, in relation to the African experience, proving that the essence of traditional African music goes beyond the comparatively simple physics of vibrations and wavelength that much of Western media and civilization portray it to be. MUST USE FIVE DIFFERENT SCHOLARLY REFERENCES SUCH AS PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES AND JOURNALS, BOOKS ETC TO COMPLETE THIS ESSAY. ESSAY MUST BE FIVE PAGES LONG DOUBLE SPACED WITH A SIXTH PAGE LISTING THE FIVE REFERENCES USED IN THE ESSAY.