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    This is a well written book and as advertised pays great attention to the musical dimension of West African rel

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characters ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Steven M. Friedson

Remains of Ritual Steven M Friedson’s second book on musical experience in African ritual focuses on the BreketeGorovodu religion of the Ewe people Friedson presents a multifaceted understanding of religious practice through a historical and ethnographic study of one of the dominant ritual sites.

characters Remains of Ritual Northern Gods in a Southern Land Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology

Remains of Ritual Northern Gods in a Southern Land Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology

World music functions as ritual and ritual as music Dance and possession chanted calls to prayer animal sacrifice the sounds and movements of wake keeping the play of the drums all come under Friedson’s careful scrutiny as does his own position and experience within this ritual dominated societ.

characters ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Steven M. Friedson

On the southern coast of Ghana a medicine shrine whose origins lie in the northern region of the country Each chapter of this fascinating book considers a different aspect of ritual life demonstrating throughout that none of them can be conceived of separately from their musicality in the Brekete.