中級 562 タグ追加 保存
動画の字幕をクリックしてすぐ単語の意味を調べられます!
単語帳読み込み中…
字幕の修正報告
"Listen.
Do you hear that?"
my grandmother asked me.
"Listen.
Listen to what the beetle is saying."
I would spend hours and hours listening to the little beetle
rolling a huge ball of dung,
and while at it,
I heard a variety of environmental sounds.
With the keenest of ears, I would hear family chatter,
laughter,
the wind howling
and even crickets chirping.
All these sounds crisscrossed into each other,
and I would hear rhythm in between.
Then I would beat my plate with a spoon and my chest with my tiny hands
trying to recreate what I was hearing.
I have been beating the same plates,
shakers, drums, pans and so much more ever since
to become a professional drummer
and percussionist.
(Applause)
As I grew up, subconsciously,
I felt a strong urge to hide my newfound hobby.
Even without it being said out loud,
I knew that somehow it was wrong to do what I was doing.
In most of the ceremonies,
I noticed that most of the women and girls were not in sight,
but when they were,
I noticed that they would wear their dancing skirts
and shake their waists off,
singing, clapping, ululating,
while the men filled up the rhythm section.
A few years later, I came to understand
what tradition and culture meant,
and what was considered taboo
or otherwise.
In the majority of African cultures,
women have been forbidden to play drums and percussion
for a very long time.
I believe this taboo stems from the psychological and traditional belief
that the woman is an inferior being.
I grew up hearing that the place of the woman is in the kitchen
or in the other room.
Mhm?
(Laughter)
Women had been brainwashed and led on for so long
until we had fallen victim and actually started believing in this ourselves.
This, coupled with the lack of interest to educate women,
played a major, major role
in etching this into our minds.
The sounds of the drum provoke emotion and movement.
Essentially, the drum is a very sensual instrument.
Once at a festival, a man asked me
how I dared put a drum in between my legs.
I have been considered loose and dirty for playing an instrument.
I have repeatedly been questioned
why I would choose to play drums
instead of practicing journalism,
which I studied for my undergraduate,
which has been termed "more decent."
The sight of a woman playing drums enfeebles her,
makes her less feminine,
less desirable,
but all this optimally puts her on a lower social stand.
Drumming has essentially represented the strong African heritage,
and its importance can be seen
in the many aspects of the African tradition.
Many communities encompass drumming in their day-to-day activities,
and still do up to date,
from childbirths to initiation ceremonies,
welcoming ceremonies,
marriages and even burials.
However, this same drum
is disappearing very fast from the music scene,
and the traditional genre is losing its popularity
very quickly amongst the people.
Inspired by the need to preserve this culture,
I am teaching the significance and the importance of the drum
to young boys, women and girls.
In my journey as a percussion teacher,
I have realized that very many women
actually want to play the drum,
but at the same time,
they fear it.
Some fear how society will perceive them.
Others fear the physical pain that comes with playing.
Oh yes, it's not that easy.
Some, because their spouses don't approve of them,
and others generally fear the responsibility
of being a bearer of culture.
I believe, or I think that all these fears
are etched in the collective feminine cautiousness
because when we learn of the atrocities that have happened to women,
continentally especially,
it serves as a constant reminder
that one step out of our designated place
may end up in very serious consequences.
Well, I use my drum to tell my story and my people's stories.
My roots shaped me and my culture is here to stay with me.
Women can be custodians of culture, too.
We are born to bring forth life,
to nurture it.
We can definitely preserve our traditions very, very excellently.
My drum and I,
we are here to stay.
(Applause)
We are definitely here to stay.
If women have led countries,
women have gone to space,
women have won Grammys,
then the same, same women can play the drum
and play it -- to a five-star rating?
No, to a million-star rating.
Thank you.
(Applause)
(Chiming)
(Metallic drumming)
(Chiming)
(Rattling)
(Drumming)
(Applause)
コツ:単語をクリックしてすぐ意味を調べられます!

読み込み中…

【TED】How I use the drum to tell my story | Kasiva Mutua

562 タグ追加 保存
Zenn 2018 年 4 月 28 日 に公開
お勧め動画
  1. 1. クリック一つで単語を検索

    右側のスプリクトの単語をクリックするだけで即座に意味が検索できます。

  2. 2. リピート機能

    クリックするだけで同じフレーズを何回もリピート可能!

  3. 3. ショートカット

    キーボードショートカットを使うことによって勉強の効率を上げることが出来ます。

  4. 4. 字幕の表示/非表示

    日・英のボタンをクリックすることで自由に字幕のオンオフを切り替えられます。

  5. 5. 動画をブログ等でシェア

    コードを貼り付けてVoiceTubeの動画再生プレーヤーをブログ等でシェアすることが出来ます!

  6. 6. 全画面再生

    左側の矢印をクリックすることで全画面で再生できるようになります。

  1. クイズ付き動画

    リスニングクイズに挑戦!

  1. クリックしてメモを表示

  1. UrbanDictionary 俚語字典整合查詢。一般字典查詢不到你滿意的解譯,不妨使用「俚語字典」,或許會讓你有滿意的答案喔