Art, music, and dance
- Cave paintings were the earliest forms of African art, as we know. They show people hunting, fishing, dancing, and cooking. As a main part in their culture, art and religion developed hand in hand. Most African art had religious or spiritual use or beliefs to them. Woodcarvers made masks and statues to celebrate religious beliefs. Each carved piece of wood captured some part of the spiritual world. African works of art also told many stories, and served practical uses.
- Music played a part in almost all aspects of life. In many African songs, a singer calls out a line, and then the others repeat it back to him. Musical instruments, such as horns, flutes, whistles, banjos, or drums, were used to keep the time.