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Title:The performing arts in Africa - Ghanaian perspectives
Editor:Asiedu, Awo ManaISNI
Series:University of Ghana readers, Arts & humanities series
City of publisher:Oxfordshire, UK
Publisher:Ayebia Clarke Publishing Limited
ISBN:0992843642; 9780992843649
Geographic terms:Africa
Subjects:performing arts
music education
About person:Gbolo Komla
Abstract:The contributors to this volume reflect on fifty years of research in music, drama and dance carried out at the Institute of African Studies of the University of Ghana. This volume includes papers written in the course of these fifty years. The contributors specifically consider whether or not these subjects have obtained a prominent place in the academia in Ghana. In doing so, they touch upon various related issues such as gender, religion and identity. Contributions: The performing arts in Africa - Ghanaian perspectives: an introduction (A. M. Asiedu); The arts in traditional society (J.H. Kwabena Nketia); The theatre movement in Ghana and the development of drama (E. T. Sutherland); Traditional and contemporary African dance choreography (A. Mawere-Opoku); Ghanaian popular performance: a century of changing urban venues, spaces and identities (E. J. Collins); Contemporary choral music performances in Ghana (J. A. Amuah); Gbolo Komla: a traditional composer and his songs (K. K. A. Kafui); Ensuring environmental sustainability: a view from the performing arts (E. Nii-Yartey); The deaf can dance: hearing through the body (A. M. Hargoe); Dance in worship: the disposition of Islam and Christianity (A. N. Hargoe, J. T. Salifu); Dancing to words, ideas and rhymes (T. B. Ofosu, O. N. K. Sowah); Film education and identity construction in a multicultural context (F. Gbormittah); Theatrical make-up in Ghana: a search for local materials (C. Adjei). [ASC Leiden abstract]