music as culture, pg 72-87

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Agbekor

Type of Ewe music; war dance; name means "clear life"

Ewe people

Ethnic group that composed and performs Agbekor

Anlo

Segment of the Ewe people who live along the Atlantic coast of West Africa

Agokoli

Tyrannical king from whom the Ewe people made exodus in 1600s

Mawu

Supreme Being in Ewe traditional religion

Se

Divinity in Ewe traditional religion that embodies destiny

Atamuga

Another name for Agbekor that means "great oath"

Atsia; Atsiawo

Stylish display or preset figure of music and dance

Enculturation

Slow process of learning one's culture; primarily in childhood

Anya Agbekor Society

Cooperative society of Anlo people with whom Locke studied
Agbekor during field research

Cultural groups

Ghanaian English term for amateur troupes that perform traditional genres of music and dance

Kpegisu

A genre of Ewe traditional music and dance that was originally associated with war; an Ewe war dance

Adzo

Short introductory sections of Agbekor

Vutsotsoe

Fast-paced section of Agbekor

Adzokpi

Section of Agbekor for dancing by individuals or small groups

Libation

A ritual act of prayer that entails pouring of liquid onto ground

Vulolo

Slow-paced section of Agbekor

Gankogui

Bell instrument in Ewe drum ensemble; molds time into distinct shape

Four-feel

Four-count meter; metric arithmetic 12 = 4 x 3

Ternary beat

Metric count containing three fast units

Six-feel

Six-count meter; metric arithmetic 12 = 6 x 2

3:2

Temporal structure of "three-in-the-time-of-two;" (3 x 2) = (2 x 3)

Axatse

Rattle instrument in Ewe drum ensemble

Kaganu

Drum in Ewe drum ensemble with high pitch and dry timbre

Kidi

Drum in Agbekor that says "Kpo afe go dzi"

Kloboto

Drum in Agbekor that says "Gbe dzi ko mado"

Totodzo

Drum in Agbekor e that says "Dzogbe dzi"

Drum language

Vernacular meaning of a drum phrase

Call-and-response

Musical relationship in which a prior phrase is answered by a
subsequent phrase

Signifying

Genre of expression in African diasporic culture that entails witty put-down and self-assertion

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