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

African pianism: Illustrations from Ɣiawo Kple Ɣibɔawo on the utilisation of solely the black keys on the piano

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This article gives a narrative of the thought processes of a composer while composing ɣiawo kple ɣibɔawo a composition that explored the use of solely the white keys of the piano in a three-movement work and solely the black keys in another. It recounts his personal experiences during his research and creative process which was characterised by uncertainties, frustrations, and an eventual sense of victory. The...

Author(s):Wisdom Komabu

Breaking Barriers and Stimulating Dance Accompaniment to Popular music in Nigeria

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Dances are part of our socio cultural identities in Nigeria. They are performed for different purposes and at different settings such as home, social gatherings, religious centres, schools, concert halls, dance halls and theatres. Some dance steps are peculiar to certain ethnic groups within each geo-political zones in Nigeria. These peculiarities of dance steps are seemingly going into oblivion. This paper seeks to find...

Author(s):Adekogbe, Olatunbosun Samuel

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

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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

A functionalist discourse of the indigenous dance theatre tradition in Africa

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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

Sunni Muslims and the concept of dance in Dagboŋ

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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

EMOTIVE IMPACT OF SONG IN ORAL NARRATIVE: AN INSIGHT INTO IGBO FOLK TALE

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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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