TITLE

Tradition and innovation in nnwonkoro, an Akan female verbal genre

AUTHOR(S)
Anyidoho, Akuosua
PUB. DATE
September 1994
SOURCE
Research in African Literatures;Fall94, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p141
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
Shows that the `nnwonkoro,' a female song tradition from the Akan of Ghana, is being altered at several levels by 20th century artists. Comparison and contrast of traditional and contemporary performances; Identification of innovative features in the art form; Cause of the changes perceived; Comparison of scholars' attitude and the indigenous theory about change in traditional verbal genres.
ACCESSION #
9502141391

 

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