The drums make me feel like a warrior

from Talib Kweli (Ft. Big KRIT, Mela Machinko & Outasight) – Beautiful Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This essay on the role of music in African cultures makes a valuable point about the uses of music — and drumming specifically — in different African musics, a point Kweli echoes in this line:

The music and drums are almost always an accompaniment for any manner of ceremony — births, deaths, marriages — together with a ritual dance. The vicious sound of many drums pounding together is also a necessary instalment to stir up emotions in a battle or war to inspire excitement and passion

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