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Title:Cultural synthesis: Euro-African musical elements/idioms in Roman Catholic Church liturgy in the Volta region of Ghana
Author:Amlor, Martin Q.ISNI
Periodical:Orita: Ibadan Journal of Religious Studies (ISSN 0030-5596)
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:church music
traditional music
Catholic Church
Abstract:Before the advent of Europeans in Ghana, the performance styles that were rooted in a particular musical type were often dictated by the nature of the social event during which the music was performed. However, from the 20th century onwards, the impact of Western culture on African musical culture resulted in a new musical genre that incorporated both Western and African musical elements/idioms. This cultural synthesis led to new ways of using Ghanaian traditional music to indigenize Christian worship. The present paper examines these Euro-African musical idioms in Roman Catholic Church liturgy among the Ewe of Ghana's Volta Region. Note, ref., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]