Journal of
Music and Dance

  • Abbreviation: J. Music Dance
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2360-8579
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMD
  • Start Year: 2011

JMD Articles in press

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Music and dance as a unifying factor in national integration: An appraisal of Wale Ogunyemi’s “Langbodo”

Many studies have established that music and dance performed multipurpose functions in Africa through the ages. This ranges from worship to recreation, entertainment, didactic and informative functions. However, little if any reflective perspective research has investigated the use of music and dance as a tool for national development or a part of the national strategy to solving problems relating to diplomatic issues. In...

Author(s):Oluwatosin Tume

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A functionalist discourse of the indigenous dance theatre tradition in Africa

This paper from a participatory and critical perspectives, attempts a functionalist discourse investigation of the home-grown Africa dance tradition from a philosophical and sociological praxis. From an experiential vantage position, the thesis of the paper holds strongly that, as art forms, dances in Africa serve various functions; as catalysts for socio-political and economic transformation. Using Swange dance of the Tiv...

Author(s):Awuawuer, Tijime Justin

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Sunni Muslims and the concept of dance in Dagboŋ

In the Tamale Metropolis of Dagboŋ in Northern Ghana, there is no mutual relationship between Sunni Muslims and traditional dance practitioners. This is because, music-making and dancing is regarded as haram (unacceptable) in the Sunni Muslim jurisprudence. To some extent, there are divergent interpretations among the various Muslim sects with regard to music-making and dancing in Islam. Whereas the Sunni disapprove of the...

Author(s):Jebuni Tigwe Salifu

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Oral literature or narrative is a characteristic feature of African culture in general and Igbo culture in particular. The lucidity of the narrative is dependent on the performer who formulates it in words on a specific occasion. This implies that what the actor or performer says most often is intuitive and dependent on the occasion. Folktale as an oral narrative genre is considered to be an imaginative (story) in prose...

Author(s):Nwanaju, Uzoma

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