History Main / AfricanChant

12th Jun '16 3:51:31 PM WillKeaton
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* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRUcijyTvRs Courtship]]" and its DarkReprise, "Breakout/It Comes With a Pool", from ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}''.

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* "[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRUcijyTvRs Courtship]]" "Courtship"]] and its DarkReprise, "Breakout/It Comes With a Pool", from ''Disney/{{Dinosaur}}''.
12th Jun '16 3:51:12 PM WillKeaton
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The unknown depths of the jungle are shown. The film cuts to a quieter scene, the JungleDrums beat, and some random AfricanChant comes from the music. While sometimes the chant may be real, most of the time it's just [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign random phrases of Swahili or Zulu in order for it to mean]] ''[[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign something]]''. The go-to-guy for genuine African chants is [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0530799/reference Lebo M]].

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The unknown depths of the jungle are shown. The film cuts to a quieter scene, the JungleDrums beat, and some random AfricanChant comes from the music. While sometimes the chant may be real, most of the time it's just [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign random phrases of Swahili or Zulu in order for it to mean]] ''[[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign something]]''. The go-to-guy for genuine African chants is [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0530799/reference Lebo M]].
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16th Apr '16 9:15:01 PM ArchTeryx
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** Rafiki's African Chant while taunting Simba is also a real African phrase. It means, "Thank you very much. Squashed banana. You are a baboon, and I am not." And it's definitely [[{{Mondegreen}} not]] "Squash bananas up his ass".

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** Rafiki's African Chant while taunting Simba is also a real African phrase. It means, "Thank you very much. Squashed banana. much [mister] squashed banana! You are a baboon, and I am not." not!" And it's definitely [[{{Mondegreen}} not]] "Squash bananas up his ass".
28th Mar '16 1:27:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* In the film ''{{Zulu}}'', the Zulu warriors sing a praise song lauding the British defenders as {{Worthy Opponent}}s before beginning their final assault.

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* In the film ''{{Zulu}}'', ''Film/{{Zulu}}'', the Zulu warriors sing a praise song lauding the British defenders as {{Worthy Opponent}}s before beginning their final assault.
19th Dec '15 9:57:13 PM nombretomado
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* ''ShowBoat'': The Dahomey dancers in the 1893 World's Fair sequence frighten off white visitors with their frenzied chanting and barbaric manners, then reveal it's a load of BigApplesauce -- "our home just ain't Dahomey at all" but New York.

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* ''ShowBoat'': ''Theatre/{{Showboat}}'': The Dahomey dancers in the 1893 World's Fair sequence frighten off white visitors with their frenzied chanting and barbaric manners, then reveal it's a load of BigApplesauce -- "our home just ain't Dahomey at all" but New York.
31st Jul '15 10:33:02 PM MyFinalEdits
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* The famous opening sunrise in ''Disney/TheLionKing'' is possibly the TropeMaker for more modern examples. It does sound better than most other examples listed, being an actual Zulu phrase.

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* ''Disney/TheLionKing'':
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The famous opening sunrise in ''Disney/TheLionKing'' the first movie is possibly the TropeMaker for more modern examples. It does sound better than most other examples listed, being an actual Zulu phrase.



** The trope is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the POVSequel, as quoted above

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** The trope is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the POVSequel, as quoted aboveabove.



* The TropeNamer is from the U.S. version of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'', which had a game called African Chant. It involved Wayne Brady singing to an audience member in the style of an African Chant, but the real comedy comes from the three other comedians singing and dancing in the background.
** When Brady was told the name of the game, "African Chant", [[UnfortunateImplications he (understandably) did not react too well]].

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* The TropeNamer is from the U.S. version of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway'', which had a game called African Chant. It involved Wayne Brady singing to an audience member in the style of an African Chant, but the real comedy comes from the three other comedians singing and dancing in the background.
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background. When Brady was told the name of the game, "African Chant", [[UnfortunateImplications he (understandably) did not react too well]].



* Sally Cruikshank produced a series of animated inserts for ''Series/SesameStreet'' involving counting up to a certain number, with the highest being 19 and the lowest being 13 (according to Muppet Wiki, there is no animation for 20).

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* ''Series/SesameStreet'':
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Sally Cruikshank produced a series of animated inserts for ''Series/SesameStreet'' the series involving counting up to a certain number, with the highest being 19 and the lowest being 13 (according to Muppet Wiki, there is no animation for 20).



* Grassland Grove in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze''.
* Main theme for ''VideoGame/{{Far Cry 2}}'', sung by Senegalese singer Baaba Maal.

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* The music theme of the level Grassland Grove Groove in ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze''.
''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze'' displays this trope. Notably, the song doesn't loop like a normal theme would do, but instead changes gradually as the player progresses in the level. When the exit is displayed, the music ends with an epic chant of Donkey Kong's name.
* Main theme for ''VideoGame/{{Far Cry 2}}'', ''VideoGame/FarCry2'', sung by Senegalese singer Baaba Maal.



* The Adventure Field's Mystic Ruins in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''.
** Mazuri in ''SonicUnleashed''.

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* The Adventure Field's Mystic Ruins in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure''.
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''VideoGame/SonicAdventure'', and Mazuri in ''SonicUnleashed''.



* [[TheItchyandScratchyShow ''Itchy and Scratchy: The Musical'']] featured background chants sounding like "Itchy Scratchy, Itchy Itchy Scratchy..."
* ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' brought us another parody of ''Disney/TheLionKing'' with ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=FNvuZF27lRI#t=229s The Cockroach King]]'', starring HowardStern.

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* [[TheItchyandScratchyShow ''Itchy ''[[TheItchyandScratchyShow Itchy and Scratchy: The Musical'']] Musical]]'' featured background chants sounding like "Itchy Scratchy, Itchy Itchy Scratchy..."
* ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' brought us another has a parody of ''Disney/TheLionKing'' with ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=FNvuZF27lRI#t=229s The Cockroach King]]'', starring HowardStern.
9th Jun '15 2:14:31 PM NotSoBadassLongcoat
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* Main theme for ''VideoGame/{{Far Cry 2}}'', sung by Senegalese singer Baaba Maal.
26th Apr '15 1:21:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Shivers}}'': Happens in the background music while in the Shaman room.

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* ''{{Shivers}}'': ''VideoGame/{{Shivers}}'': Happens in the background music while in the Shaman room.
20th Feb '15 5:05:44 PM MusicalTropesLover
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* In the film ''The Power of One'', the song "Mother Africa", as well as the concert, in which the native Africans insult their oblivious white audience.

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* In the film ''The Power of One'', the song "Mother Africa", "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29cVz9cmyAs Mother Africa]]", as well as the concert, in which the native Africans insult their oblivious white audience.
22nd Jan '15 10:12:24 AM Patachou
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* PeterGabriel takes this and makes it his favorite instrument. See "In Your Eyes" and "Biko" for examples.

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* PeterGabriel Music/PeterGabriel takes this and makes it his favorite instrument. See "In Your Eyes" and "Biko" for examples.



* {{Shakira}}'s "Waka Waka". Justified, as it was the main theme for TheWorldCup in Africa, and the song's subtitle is even (This Time for Africa).
* Zulu chanting is pervades n PaulSimon's ''Graceland'', mainly "[[UptownGirl Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes]]", "[[HollywoodMidLifeCrisis You Can Call Me Al"]], and "[[TearJerker Homeless]]" , which consists almost ''entirely'' of this.

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* {{Shakira}}'s Music/{{Shakira}}'s "Waka Waka". Justified, as it was the main theme for TheWorldCup in Africa, and the song's subtitle is even (This Time for Africa).
* Zulu chanting is pervades n PaulSimon's ''Graceland'', in Music/PaulSimon's ''Music/{{Graceland}}'', mainly "[[UptownGirl Diamonds on the Soles of her Shoes]]", "[[HollywoodMidLifeCrisis You Can Call Me Al"]], and "[[TearJerker Homeless]]" , which consists almost ''entirely'' of this.



* ''Music/{{Graceland}}'' by Music/PaulSimon features a lot of African chant and instrumentations.
* ''Music/{{Eskimo}}'' by TheResidents. Except instead of African Chanting, ''it's (fake) Eskimo chanting.''

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* ''Music/{{Graceland}}'' by Music/PaulSimon features a lot of African chant Typical for the {{Afrobeat}} genre too. Musicians like Music/FelaKuti and instrumentations.
Music/BabatundeOlatunji, best known for ''Music/DrumsOfPassion'', make frequent use of background singers to accompany their epic jams.
* ''Music/{{Eskimo}}'' by TheResidents.Music/TheResidents. Except instead of African Chanting, ''it's (fake) Eskimo chanting.''
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