Female voices from an Ewe dance-drumming community in Ghana : our music has become a divine spirit / James Burns

Author(s): Burns, James (James M.)
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Subjects: Ewe (African people)--Music--History and criticism
Music--Social aspects--Ghana--Dzodze
Women musicians--Ghana--Dzodze
Dzigbordi Hab̳ob̳o
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2009
Series: SOAS musicology series
LC Classification: M, ML
Physical Description: xvii, 215 p. : ill., maps, music ; 25 cm. + 1 CD-ROM
Table of Contents: List of Figures and Tables
List of Music Examples
Conventions and Orthography
Introduction. Our Music Has Become a Divine Spirit - Music and Identity in an African Town 1
1. Daughters of the Drum: The Social Environment of Female Artists in Dzodze 25
2. The Dance Space: Music Associations, Territories and Events 49
3. We are a Community Dance-drumming Group: The Dzigbordi Habobo of Dzodze 77
4. Doing it for Everyone to See: The Oral Artistry of Dzigbordi in Performance 123
DVD Notes 197
Glossary 201
Interviews 203
References 205
Index 213
Notes: LCCN: 2008036308
ISBN: 9780754664956 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0754664953 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-212) and index
Contents: Daughters of the drum : the social environment of female artists in Dzodze -- The dance space : music associations, territories and events -- We are a communinty dance-drumming group : the Dzigbordi Hab̳ob̳o of Dzodze -- Doing it for everyone to see : the oral artistry of Dzigbordi in performance
DVD accompanying this book is shelved in the Music Desk Cabinet
OCLC Number: 244627977
ISBN/ISSN: 9780754664956