African music in Ghana

by J. H. Kwabena Nketia

Publisher: Northwestern University Press in [Evanston, Ill.]

Written in English
Published: Pages: 148 Downloads: 258
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Techniques of variation and concepts of musical understanding in Northern Ghana. British Journal of Ethnomusicology, Vol. 7, Issue. 1, p. approach to the understanding of the complex and sophisticated patterns of polyphony and polyrhythm that characterise African music.

Considering in particular the harp, sanza, xylophone and Cited by:   Told in two parts, Yaa Gyasi’s impressive debut novel opens in 18th-century Ghana and travels between the lineages of two half-sisters, Effia and. Gyasi's debut novel, Homegoing, won a PEN/Hemingway Award.

Her follow-up, Transcendent Kingdom, draws on Gyasi's life as the daughter of immigrants from : Terry Gross. Ghanaian highlife is one of the oldest popular dance-music styles of Africa.

It emerged in the s, a fusion of rhythms from the West African coast and those from Europe, and black people from both South and North America. Its influence spread to other African countries such as Sierra Leone, the Congo and Nigeria.

One of West Africa’s most exciting recording artists came to visit me at VOA headquarters. His name is Denning Edem Hotor. This year old, dread-headed rapper from Ghana goes by the stage name Edem.

He has a couple of slogans too: “Go get ’em Edem!” and “Special Delivery”. Edem is a force in Ghana. African music - African music - Musical structure: In Africa it is unrealistic to separate music from dance or from bodily movement. In Europe the body tends to be used as a single block, while in African and African American dance it seems to be “polycentric”—that is, split into several independent body areas or “centres.” Likewise, the playing of African musical instruments.

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An interview with one of the dancers reveals how different dances across Africa are fused together to. J.H. Kwabena Nketia at his home in Legon, near Accra, the capital of his native Ghana. “He showed that the African history of music was a sacred tradition revealed,” a colleague said.

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