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Kpele Lala: Ga Religious Songs and Symbols

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Paperback, 336 pages
Published January 1st 1971 by Harvard University Press
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Jun 23, 2008 Pete rated it liked it
Part 1 is an overview of the Kpele Cult in the Ga community in Ghana. It is the author's intent to analyze a large collection of songs in order to extrapolate a Kpele worldview and Ga cosmology. Part 2 is a song catalogue with translations, with indexed recording notes and brief descriptions of the time, place and meaning of the text. Despite the fact that the analyses are of songs, descriptions of the music (perfomance aspects, instrumentation, phrasing, scale) is minimal. The author locates ...more
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