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Younge, Paschal Yao
Music and dance traditions of Ghana : history, performance and teaching / Paschal Yao Younge ; forewords by Daniel Avorgbedor, Komla Amoaku, and Francis Nii-Yartey
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2011
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 4th Floor  ML3760 .Y68 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Folk music -- Ghana -- History and criticism
Folk dance music -- Ghana -- History and criticism
Folk dancing -- Ghana
Physical Description xii, 448 p., 16 p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 429-437) and index
Summary "The dance and musical traditions of Ghana's four main ethnic groups are covered comprehensively: general concepts of music, dance and performance; cultural perspectives; performance; and form and structure of musical types and dance-drumming ceremonies. Historical, geographical, cultural and social backgrounds of the groups are included. Provides curriculum development, teaching methods, photographs, maps, and musical scores"--Provided by publisher
Contents Forewords. African arts in education: theory and practice / Daniel Avorgbedor ; Perspectives on Ghanaian music / Komla Amoaku -- Perspectives on Ghanaian dances / Francis Nii-Yartey -- Dance-drumming of the Southeastern eves -- Dance-drumming of the Central and Northern Eves -- Dance-drumming of the Gas -- Dance-drumming of the Akans -- Dance-drumming of the Dagbamba -- Songs and percussions scores -- Teaching African music and dance-drumming

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