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Listening to the silence [videorecording] : African cross rhythms

by Collins, John; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm).
Type: materialTypeLabelVisual MaterialPublisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c1996Description: 1 videocassette (33 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.ISBN: 1569507562.Subject(s): Ethnomusicology | Music and anthropology | Music -- GhanaSummary: Taking off from the peace of nature, the singing cicadas, and the simple routines of the workday, the program explores a kaleidoscope of musical examples from Ghana: children's games and their musical bands; traditional drums; sensual dances; trance dances; animated funeral music; and other examples from the Ewe, Ashanti, Ga and Frafra peoples of Ghana. The leitmotif is social participation and the strikingly complex rhythmic sensibilities of the people.
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Taking off from the peace of nature, the singing cicadas, and the simple routines of the workday, the program explores a kaleidoscope of musical examples from Ghana: children's games and their musical bands; traditional drums; sensual dances; trance dances; animated funeral music; and other examples from the Ewe, Ashanti, Ga and Frafra peoples of Ghana. The leitmotif is social participation and the strikingly complex rhythmic sensibilities of the people.

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