Stories of Musical Change in Dagbamete, Ghana

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In July 2008, students enrolled in the Ghana summer program conducted field research in the village of Dagbamete, near 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.

In these pages, you can read interviews with..

Afaxue Emenornu
Angelina Dunyo
Ayu Adogbo
Dagbui Mavis
Daniel Afotey
Efot
Etornam and Ama
Felix Kalabo
Godsway Dunyo
Grace Efi Davor
Jacob Kwabla
Jonathan Dots
Kofi Dunyo
Kwasi Dadon
Kwasi Davo
Kwasi Davor
Kwasi Dunyo and Kofi
Ledzi Agudzemegan
Mavis Dovlo
Nicholas Awuku
Nunekpako Favour
Sakora Dzemesi
Sunday Nyakpo
Wisdom Dunyo