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Music and dance traditions of Ghana : history, performance and teaching

Author: Paschal Yao Younge
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2011.
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paschal Yao Younge
ISBN: 9780786449927 0786449926
OCLC Number: 681482809
Description: xii, 448 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
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 Ewes --
Dance-drumming of the Central and Northern Ewes --
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.
Responsibility: Paschal Yao Younge ; forewords by Daniel Avorgbedor, Komla Amoaku, and Francis Nii-Yartey.

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"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.

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