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music as culture, pg 72-87
Type of Ewe music; war dance; name means "clear life"
Ethnic group that composed and performs Agbekor
Segment of the Ewe people who live along the Atlantic coast of West Africa
Tyrannical king from whom the Ewe people made exodus in 1600s
Supreme Being in Ewe traditional religion
Divinity in Ewe traditional religion that embodies destiny
Another name for Agbekor that means "great oath"
Stylish display or preset figure of music and dance
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
Ghanaian English term for amateur troupes that perform traditional genres of music and dance
A genre of Ewe traditional music and dance that was originally associated with war; an Ewe war dance
Short introductory sections of Agbekor
Fast-paced section of Agbekor
Section of Agbekor for dancing by individuals or small groups
A ritual act of prayer that entails pouring of liquid onto ground
Slow-paced section of Agbekor
Bell instrument in Ewe drum ensemble; molds time into distinct shape
Four-count meter; metric arithmetic 12 = 4 x 3
Metric count containing three fast units
Six-count meter; metric arithmetic 12 = 6 x 2
Temporal structure of "three-in-the-time-of-two;" (3 x 2) = (2 x 3)
Rattle instrument in Ewe drum ensemble
Drum in Ewe drum ensemble with high pitch and dry timbre
Drum in Agbekor that says "Kpo afe go dzi"
Drum in Agbekor that says "Gbe dzi ko mado"
Drum in Agbekor e that says "Dzogbe dzi"
Vernacular meaning of a drum phrase
Musical relationship in which a prior phrase is answered by a
Genre of expression in African diasporic culture that entails witty put-down and self-assertion