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In July 2008, students enrolled in the Ghana summer program conducted field research in the village of Dagbamete, near [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akatsi Akatsi], in Ghana's Volta Region.  This research centered on musical change, its nature and causes.  Interviewing a wide range of village residents, young and old, students tried to find out how music and related expressive culture (dance, dress) has changed over the past century or so.  Change has been particularly rapid over the last 20 years, especially with the introduction of electricity.
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[[Image:Armstrong_lodge.jpg|thumb|500px|right|border|The Kathy Armstrong Lodge, Dagbamete, Volta Region, Ghana (2006)]]
  
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short link: http://bit.ly/mcdagbamete
  
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Students in the [[Study African Arts and Culture in Ghana | University of Alberta West African Music, Dance, Society, and Culture summer program]] resided for 1-2 weeks in the village of Dagbamete, near [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akatsi Akatsi], in Ghana's Volta Region, where they conducted field research.  This research centered on eliciting stories of musical experience and especially the nature and causes of musical change in the village.  Interviewing a wide range of village residents, young and old, students discover some of the ways music and related expressive culture (dance, ritual, costume) has changed over the past century or so.  Change has been particularly rapid over the last 20 years, especially with the introduction of electricity, impact of mass media (TV and radio, with resulting impact of urban and Western musical styles) and new technology (cell phones abound, and there's even wireless Internet!), increased urban migration, development of musical tourism (including study groups such as ours), population growth, broader access to education, and globalization.  ''Note: Student researchers typically do not record interviews, but rather take notes which are presented here as summaries or approximations of actual interview exchanges.''
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These interviews were conducted during summer sessions in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2013.
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''Important note to research study participants in Dagbamete:  if you wish to amend, clarify, extend, supplement, edit, correct, delete or make any other changes to your entry, please [mailto:michaelf@ualberta.ca email me] with your requested changes and we will be happy to make them for you.''
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''Read about interviews with...''
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[[Ablayo Dunyo]]<br>
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[[Aglago Koblyee Lot]]<br>
 
[[Afaxue Emenornu]]<br>
 
[[Afaxue Emenornu]]<br>
Angelina Dunyo<br>
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[[Aku (Vena) Davor]] <br>
Ayu Adogbo<br>
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[[Ama Dogbellia]]<br>
Dagbui Mavis<br>
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[[Amuzu Dunyo]]<br>
Daniel Afotey<br>
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[[Andrew Dunyo, Cuju Dunyo Moses, and Daniel Afotey]]<br>
Daniel Afotey<br>
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[[Angelina Dunyo]]<br>
Efot<br>
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[[Avu Adukpo]]<br>
Etornam and Ama<br>
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[[Beta Davor]]<br>
Felix Kalabo<br>
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[[Beta, Felicia and Happy Davor]]<br>
Godsway Dunyo<br>
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[[Bungalow]]<br>
Grace Efi Davor<br>
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[[Camara]]<br>
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[[Cecilia Addy]]<br>
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[[Christy Agbodeka]] <br>
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[[Dagbui Mavis]]<br>
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[[Daniel Afotey]]<br>
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[[Dovia Daniel Kwaku]]<br>
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[[Dzogbana Gawu Mortu]]<br>
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[[Efot]]<br>
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[[Emilia and Kofi]]<br>
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[[Ernest]]<br>
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[[Etornam Attioe]]<br>
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[[Etornam Attioe and Ama Dogbellia]]<br>
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[[Felicia Davor]]<br>
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[[Felix Kalabo]]<br>
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[[Francis Honu]]<br>
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[[Gabriel]]<br>
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[[Godsway Dunyo]]<br>
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[[Grace Efua Davor]]<br>
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[[Happy Davor]]<br>
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[[Hunua Yao Dunyo]]<br>
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[[Ivy Dargaba]]<br>
 
[[Jacob Kwabla]]<br>
 
[[Jacob Kwabla]]<br>
Jonathan Dots<br>
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[[Jared Davor]]<br>
Kofi Dunyo<br>
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[[Jonathan Dots]]<br>
Kwasi Dadon<br>
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[[Kofi Dunyo]]<br>
Kwasi Davo<br>
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[[Kudzo Dunyo]]<br>
Kwasi Davor<br>
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[[Kujo]]<br>
Kwasi Dunyo and Dofi<br>
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[[Kwabla Johnson Davor]]<br>
Ledzi Agudzemegan<br>
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[[Kwabla Johnson Davor and Moses Kwadzo Dunyo]]<br>
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[[Kwasi Davor]]<br>
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[[Kwasi Dunyo]]<br>
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[[Kwasi and Kofi Dunyo]]<br>
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[[Ledzi Agudzemegah]]<br>
 
[[Mavis Dovlo]]<br>
 
[[Mavis Dovlo]]<br>
Nicholas Awuku<br>
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[[Moses Kwadzo Dunyo]]<br>
Nunekpako Favour<br>
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[[Nicholas Awuku]]<br>
Sakora Dzemesi<br>
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[[Nunekpako Favour]]<br>
Sunday Nyakpo<br>
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[[Oliver Torgboh]]<br>
Wisdom Dunyo<br>
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[[Patrick Sokpoli]]<br>
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[[Sakora Dzemesi]]<br>
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[[Samuel Agbodeke]]<br>
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[[Samuel Agbodeke and Aglago Koblyee Lot]]<br>
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[[Samuel and Yaogah Robert Agbodeke]]<br>
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[[Sunday Nyakpo]]<br>
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[[(Super) Kwame Kwamrivi Agbodeka]] <br>
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[[Togbe Agudzemegah]]<br>
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[[Vivian Dunyo]]<br>
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[[Wisdom Dunyo]]<br>
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[[Wisdom Sokpoli]]<br>
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[[Wisdom and Patrick Sokpoli]]<br>
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[[Yao Dunyo]]<br>
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[[Yaogah Robert Agbodeke]]<br>
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''Browse by the following categories...''
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[[Age]]<br>
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[[Gender]]<br>
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[[Place of Birth]]<br>
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[[Place of Residence]]<br>
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'''Browse a [[Dagbamete photo album 2007-2008]]'''

Latest revision as of 09:57, 13 September 2019

The Kathy Armstrong Lodge, Dagbamete, Volta Region, Ghana (2006)

short link: http://bit.ly/mcdagbamete

Students in the University of Alberta West African Music, Dance, Society, and Culture summer program resided for 1-2 weeks in the village of Dagbamete, near Akatsi, in Ghana's Volta Region, where they conducted field research. This research centered on eliciting stories of musical experience and especially the nature and causes of musical change in the village. Interviewing a wide range of village residents, young and old, students discover some of the ways music and related expressive culture (dance, ritual, costume) has changed over the past century or so. Change has been particularly rapid over the last 20 years, especially with the introduction of electricity, impact of mass media (TV and radio, with resulting impact of urban and Western musical styles) and new technology (cell phones abound, and there's even wireless Internet!), increased urban migration, development of musical tourism (including study groups such as ours), population growth, broader access to education, and globalization. Note: Student researchers typically do not record interviews, but rather take notes which are presented here as summaries or approximations of actual interview exchanges.

These interviews were conducted during summer sessions in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2013.

Important note to research study participants in Dagbamete: if you wish to amend, clarify, extend, supplement, edit, correct, delete or make any other changes to your entry, please email me with your requested changes and we will be happy to make them for you.



Read about interviews with...

Ablayo Dunyo
Aglago Koblyee Lot
Afaxue Emenornu
Aku (Vena) Davor
Ama Dogbellia
Amuzu Dunyo
Andrew Dunyo, Cuju Dunyo Moses, and Daniel Afotey
Angelina Dunyo
Avu Adukpo
Beta Davor
Beta, Felicia and Happy Davor
Bungalow
Camara
Cecilia Addy
Christy Agbodeka
Dagbui Mavis
Daniel Afotey
Dovia Daniel Kwaku
Dzogbana Gawu Mortu
Efot
Emilia and Kofi
Ernest
Etornam Attioe
Etornam Attioe and Ama Dogbellia
Felicia Davor
Felix Kalabo
Francis Honu
Gabriel
Godsway Dunyo
Grace Efua Davor
Happy Davor
Hunua Yao Dunyo
Ivy Dargaba
Jacob Kwabla
Jared Davor
Jonathan Dots
Kofi Dunyo
Kudzo Dunyo
Kujo
Kwabla Johnson Davor
Kwabla Johnson Davor and Moses Kwadzo Dunyo
Kwasi Davor
Kwasi Dunyo
Kwasi and Kofi Dunyo
Ledzi Agudzemegah
Mavis Dovlo
Moses Kwadzo Dunyo
Nicholas Awuku
Nunekpako Favour
Oliver Torgboh
Patrick Sokpoli
Sakora Dzemesi
Samuel Agbodeke
Samuel Agbodeke and Aglago Koblyee Lot
Samuel and Yaogah Robert Agbodeke
Sunday Nyakpo
(Super) Kwame Kwamrivi Agbodeka
Togbe Agudzemegah
Vivian Dunyo
Wisdom Dunyo
Wisdom Sokpoli
Wisdom and Patrick Sokpoli
Yao Dunyo
Yaogah Robert Agbodeke

Browse by the following categories...

Age
Gender
Place of Birth
Place of Residence



Browse a Dagbamete photo album 2007-2008