The Politics and Dynamics of Court Music in Contemporary Ghana - Adjei, Godwin
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This book examines court music as an institution sustained by a social arrangement which assigns responsibility for the maintenance of its traditions to households, and the manner in which it relates to the structure and organisation of chieftaincy of the Ahanta and the Nzema of the Western Region of Ghana which operates within the larger framework of Akan traditions. The social arrangement is made up of: (i). an elder of the court who serves as a liaison between the chief and the drummers (ii.) the chief drummer who serves as the conductor during performances, (iii) the supporting drummers…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book examines court music as an institution sustained by a social arrangement which assigns responsibility for the maintenance of its traditions to households, and the manner in which it relates to the structure and organisation of chieftaincy of the Ahanta and the Nzema of the Western Region of Ghana which operates within the larger framework of Akan traditions. The social arrangement is made up of: (i). an elder of the court who serves as a liaison between the chief and the drummers (ii.) the chief drummer who serves as the conductor during performances, (iii) the supporting drummers and (iii). the players of the abântsia. These specially trained musicians are referred to respectively as akyerâmafo (drummers) and asokwafo (horn blowers).
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
  • Seitenzahl: 328
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 220mm x 150mm
  • ISBN-13: 9783659660566
  • ISBN-10: 3659660566
  • Artikelnr.: 42777456
Autorenporträt
Godwin Kwafo Adjei, a researcher of ethnomusicology at the Institute of African Studies University of Ghana, holds Phd in African Studies from the University of Ghana, and Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music Theory from the Music Department, University of Ghana. He has worked extensively in the Chieftaincy Institution of the Akan.