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Title:Ghanaian Christianity and Popular Entertainment: Full Circle
Author:Collins, John
Periodical:History in Africa
Geographic term:Ghana
performing arts
popular music
Architecture and the Arts
Religion and Witchcraft
History and Exploration
Abstract:This paper examines the relationship between Christianity and popular entertainment in Ghana over the last 100 years or so. Imported Christianity was one of the seminal influences on local popular music, dance and drama. But Christianity in turn later became influenced by popular entertainment, especially in the case of the local African separatist churches that began to incorporate popular dance music, and in some cases popular theatre. At the same time, unemployed Ghanaian commercial performing artists have, since the 1980s, found a home in the churches. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]