NOTATION - PITCH - DYNAMICS - TONE - PERFORM - SING - ACOUSTICS - RHYTHM - PULSE - ACTIONS - ENJOYMENT - EXPRESSION - ENSEMBLE
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Musician of the Half Term
Full name: Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter
DoB: 4th September 1981
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of the R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. Managed by her father, Mathew Knowles, the group became one of the world's best-selling girl groups in history. Destiny’s Child’s success saw Beyoncé's theatrical film debut in Austin Powers (2002) and the release of her debut album, "Dangerously in Love" (2003).
The album established her as a solo artist worldwide, earned five Grammy Awards and featured the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy". Following the break-up of Destiny's Child in 2006, she released her second solo album, "B'Day" (2006), which contained the top-ten singles "Déjà Vu", "Irreplaceable", and "Beautiful Liar".
Beyoncé also continued her acting career, with starring roles in "The Pink Panther" (2006), "Dreamgirls" (2006), and "Obsessed" (2009).
Her marriage to rapper Jay-Z and portrayal of Etta James in "Cadillac Records" (2008) influenced her third album, "I Am... Sasha Fierce" (2008), which saw the introduction of her alter-ego, Sasha Fierce, and earned a record-setting six Grammy Awards in 2010, including Song of the Year for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)".
Throughout her career, she has sold an estimated 100 million records as a solo artist and a further 60 million records with the group Destiny's Child, making her one of the best-selling music artists in history. She has won 22 Grammy Awards and is the most nominated woman in the award's history. She is also the most awarded artist at the MTV Video Music Awards, with 24 wins.
Music in Ghana
During Mrs Barnes and Miss Bake's visit to Ghana, they were lucky enough to experience a wide range of African music! Music in Ghana is used for a variety of different reasons, for example, when celebrating, when worshipping or when getting ready for a football match! They also learnt that in Ghanaian history special drums were used that sounded like roaring animals so enemies were scared away!
At AJS We Learn ...
Music Curriculum Overview 18-19
During 2018, AJS choir took part in a range of performances from Young Voices to singing at the local Christingle service to performing for other schools! They were amazing!