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ERIC Number: EJ845203
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0255-7614
Vocalization as Paradigm of Anioma Musicianship: The Voice of the "Akpele"
Mokwunyei, Josephine Ngozi
International Journal of Music Education, v26 n4 p352-362 2008
Although it is generally accepted that music is universal, we can imagine that every culture has a way of describing or talking about its music. The purpose of this article is to examine some aspects peculiar to the musical traditions of the Anioma people of Southern Nigeria from indigenous perceptions of their cultural modalities. The focus is on the perspective of Anioma music that represents the voice as the most important asset of its musical tradition. This is explored through the examination of the functions of a traditional musical instrument that relates most closely with the human voice. The results of this study help to bridge a gap in the knowledge of African musical instruments by bringing to scholarly focus a little-known form of communication. (Contains 3 figures, 4 tables and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria