Intro to Music of Africa

Intro to Music of Africa - Music, Society and Culture The...

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Music, Society and Culture 18/10/2007 08:05:00 The Song of the Forest: Account by Colin Turnbull What is the molimo trumpet? o Said to have been taken from women What do people do during molimo? o Restore balance to the forest; when bad things happen, it’s because  the forest isn’t happy Why is the molimo performed? Short text: “the forest is good” How is this song different from the elima song? o Molimo song: more organization than elima song, more coalescing of  voices, repetitive, less variation, one voice stands out- leader/chorus,  percussion sticks Hierarchy- male superiority Intro to Music of Africa Anlo-Ewe An ethnic group in Ghana and Togo Extended families are important for social organization o Patrilineages: men pass on the lineage Political hierarchy: o Paramount chief, town chiefs, clan leader, and lineage leader
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course MUS 1801W taught by Professor Shultz during the Fall '07 term at Minnesota.

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