Doing Chumburung songs—a taxonomy of styles

Statement of Responsibility:
Hansford, Gillian
Series Issue:
5
Date:
2010
Publisher:
SIL International
Publisher Place:
Dallas, Texas
Part Of Series:
SIL Language and Culture Documentation and Description 5
Extent:
iv, 33 pages
Abstract:

The author explores the words and themes of different types of song sung by the Chumburung people of Ghana. She adopts Okpewho’s suggestion that songs are different by their context, form and themes (1992), but divides them into categories based solely on context. She details each type of song according to Chumburung labelling, and gives examples. Frequent reference is made to work by Nketia on Ashanti songs. Then a taxonomy is drawn to show the context, form and theme of all the types of song.

Publication Status:
Published
Country:
Ghana
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Work Type:
Subject:
Comparison
Ethnomusicology
Songs
taxonomy
Nature of Work:
Entry Number:
9295