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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Songs from the Akwa Ibom and Cross River States of Nigeria
Author:Kwami, Robert
Year:1992
Periodical:African Languages and Cultures
Volume:5
Issue:2
Pages:133-156
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:Ibibio
singing
Ibibio language
songs (form)
Architecture and the Arts
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/1771778
Abstract:Between January 1981 and October 1983, the author carried out fieldwork in Cross River State, Nigeria, where he investigated aspects of traditional life among the Annang, Efik, Ibibio and Oron. Since then, the State has been divided into the Akwa Ibom and Cross River States. During his field research, the author collected a number of songs in the Oron, Ikot Ekpene and Itam local government areas. In this article he presents a musicological and textual analysis of fourteen of these songs, using an age-gender classification and distinguishing three types of song - work songs, life cycle songs, and masquerade songs. The text and music of the songs are included. Bibliogr.
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