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Female voices from an Ewe dance-drumming community in Ghana : our music has become a divine spirit

Author: James Burns
Publisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2009. ©2009
Series: SOAS musicology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A detailed ethnography of a group of female musicians from the Dzigbordi community dance-drumming club from the rural town of Dzodze, located in South-Eastern Ghana. Dzigbordi was specifically chosen because of the author's long association with the group members, and because it is part of a genre known as adekede, or female songs of redress, where women musicians critique gender relations in society. Burns uses  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: James Burns
ISBN: 9780754664956 0754664953 9781138252264 1138252263
OCLC Number: 244627977
Notes: Accompanying DVD offers a glimpse into the lives of five women performers from the Dzigbordi community dance-drumming troupe of Dzodze, Ghana.
Description: xvii, 215 pages : illustrations, maps, music ; 25 cm + 1 DVD (sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.).
Contents: Daughters of the drum : the social environment of female artists in Dzodze --
The dance space : music associations, territories and events --
We are a communinty dance-drumming group : the Dzigbordi Habo̳bo̳ of Dzodze --
Doing it for everyone to see : the oral artistry of Dzigbordi in performance. Contents of accompanying DVD: Christian dance music --
Dzodze --
Female life in Dzodze --
Music associations in Dzodze --
The song and drum leaders --
Dancing in Dzigbordi --
The Dzigbordi Haborbor --
Atsiã solo dance styles --
The Atsiã dance style of Dasi Amedahe --
The Atsiã dance style of Esther Amegble --
The Atsiã dance style of Dzatsugbi Agoha --
The Atsiã dance style of Sylvia Segla --
The Atsiã dance style of Xornam Tagborlo --
The future of Dzigbordi.
Series Title: SOAS musicology series.
Responsibility: James Burns.
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Presents an ethnography of a group of female musicians from the Dzigbordi community dance-drumming club from the rural town of Dzodze, located in South-Eastern Ghana. This book addresses important  Read more...

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