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Revision as of 21:06, 27 October 2009

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

Students in the University of Alberta West African Music, Dance, Society, and Culture summer program reside for nearly two weeks in the village of Dagbamete, near Akatsi, in Ghana's Volta Region, where they conduct field research. This research centers on musical experience and especially musical change in the village, its nature and causes. 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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Aglago Koblyee Lot
Afaxue Emenornu
Angelina Dunyo
Avu Adukpo
Beta Davor
Beta, Felicia and Happy Davor
Dagbui Mavis
Daniel Afotey
Dzogbana Gawu Mortu
Etornam and Ama
Felicia Davor
Felix Kalabo
Francis Honu
Godsway Dunyo
Grace Efua Davor
Happy Davor
Hunua Yao Dunyo
Jacob Kwabla
Jared Davor
Jonathan Dots
Kofi Dunyo
Kudzo Dunyo
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 Agbogeke
Samuel Agbogeke and Aglago Koblyee Lot
Samuel and Yaogah Robert Agbogeke
Sunday Nyakpo
Togbe Agudzemegah
Vivian Dunyo
Wisdom Dunyo
Wisdom Sokpoli
Wisdom and Patrick Sokpoli
Yao Dunyo
Yaogah Robert Agbogeke

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