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30 terms

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