Ruptures, Junctures, and Difference

The Role of Music and Ritual Performance in Framing “Tradition” in Contemporary Royal Ceremonies, Ghana

Authors

  • Daniel Avorgbedor University of Ghana, School of Performing Arts and in the Institute of African Studies, Legon, Ghana

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.58.1.7-41

Keywords:

sonic affectivity, sacred-secular continuum, multisensory, contestations, Ewe performance

Abstract

Royal rituals and festivities are vibrant sites of cultural continuity among the Ewe of Ghana. The rituals exhibit elements of hyperreal, sonic, and sacred/secular sensibilities that frame performance and embodied affectivity. The royal event complex engages the multisensory, the carnivalesque and interstices of the sacred/secular in Ewe spirituality and religious outlook.

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29.07.2022

How to Cite

Avorgbedor, D. (2022). Ruptures, Junctures, and Difference: The Role of Music and Ritual Performance in Framing “Tradition” in Contemporary Royal Ceremonies, Ghana. Musicological Annual, 58(1), 7–41. https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.58.1.7-41