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Music and Dance Traditions of Ghana: History, Performance and Teaching

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A specialist in African art, Younge (multicultural music education, Ohio U.) provides other educators with more resource materials to enhance their intercultural teaching in a liberal studies program. He examines 22 traditional musical types as performed by the Akan, Dagbamba, Eve, and Dangbe ethnic groups in Ghana. For each dance type he discusses the historical background and development, musical instruments or percussion ensembles, organization of dance drumming, objects of art and other visual art forms, and other aspects. He includes a battery of color photographs as well as many black and white ones. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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The dance and musical traditions of Ghana's four main ethnic groups are covered comprehensively in this book. Discussed are not only concepts of music, dance and performance in general, but also cultural perspectives, performance practices, and the form and structure of 22 musical types or dance drumming ceremonies. Historical, geographical, cultural and social backgrounds of the groups are included, as well as orthographies of each language with their unique characters. As a guide to multicultural education, the book provides teaching methods and components of curriculum development. Numerous photographs, maps, and musical scores serve to generously illustrate the book.

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9780786449927
Author:
Younge, Paschal Yao
Publisher:
McFarland & Company
Subject:
Dance - General
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Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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"Synopsis" by , The dance and musical traditions of Ghana's four main ethnic groups are covered comprehensively in this book. Discussed are not only concepts of music, dance and performance in general, but also cultural perspectives, performance practices, and the form and structure of 22 musical types or dance drumming ceremonies. Historical, geographical, cultural and social backgrounds of the groups are included, as well as orthographies of each language with their unique characters. As a guide to multicultural education, the book provides teaching methods and components of curriculum development. Numerous photographs, maps, and musical scores serve to generously illustrate the book.
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