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- DescriptionA book on the critical role of music in African ritual which focuses on the Brekete/Gorovodu religion of the Ewe people. It analyzes their practices through a historical and ethnographic study of one of the dominant ritual sites on the southern coast of Ghana: a medicine shrine whose origins lie in the northern region of the country.
- Author BiographySteven M. Friedson is professor of music and anthropology at the University of North Texas and the author of Dancing Prophets: Musical Experience in Tumbuka Healing, also published by the University of Chicago Press.
- Author(s)Steven M. Friedson
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication18/09/2009
- GenreSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitleChicago Studies in Ethnomusicology
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content Note2 colour plates, 25 halftones, 3 line drawings, 23 musical examples
- Weight386 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine18 mm
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