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Title:Doing Chumburung songs—a taxonomy of styles

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.

Contributor (author):Hansford, Gillian F.
Date (W3CDTF):2010
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/9295
Extent:iv, 33 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/9295
Is Part Of:SIL Language and Culture Documentation and Description 5
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:SIL International
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):GH
Subject:Akan language
Chumburung language
taxonomy; songs; Ethnomusicology; Comparison
Subject (ISO639):aka
Type (DCMI):Text


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Citation: Hansford, Gillian F. 2010. SIL Language and Culture Documentation and Description 5.
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Country: Ghana
Area: Africa

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