Performance Practice of the Dagara-Birifor Gyil Tradition Through the Analysis of the Bewaa and Daarkpen Repertoire

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Title:
Performance Practice of the Dagara-Birifor Gyil Tradition Through the Analysis of the Bewaa and Daarkpen Repertoire
Author:
Vercelli, Michael Biagio
Issue Date:
2006
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
This analysis of the Bewaa and Daarkpen gyil repertoire is designed as a blueprint to create a culturally accurate performance of the xylophone music of the Dagara-Birifor. By producing a tangible archive to this historically rich music, previously only passed on through oral tradition, I hope to foster greater awareness of this music to audiences outside of Ghana. Preliminary research for this project began in May, 2002 at the Dagara Music Center located in Medie, Ghana, and continued with the fieldwork conducted from January through June of 2004 principally at the Dagara Music Center and augmented with study throughout the Upper West region of Ghana. Included are transcriptions of the repertoire as well as suggestions for the performance practice and organization of an ensemble. All music discussed was taught by master musicians Bernard Woma and Tijan Dorwana and supplemented by xylophonists Jerome Balsab, and Isaac Birituro.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
gyil; Ghana; xylophone; percussion; Dagara; Birifor
Degree Name:
DMA
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Music; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Cook, Gary D.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titlePerformance Practice of the Dagara-Birifor Gyil Tradition Through the Analysis of the Bewaa and Daarkpen Repertoireen_US
dc.creatorVercelli, Michael Biagioen_US
dc.contributor.authorVercelli, Michael Biagioen_US
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis analysis of the Bewaa and Daarkpen gyil repertoire is designed as a blueprint to create a culturally accurate performance of the xylophone music of the Dagara-Birifor. By producing a tangible archive to this historically rich music, previously only passed on through oral tradition, I hope to foster greater awareness of this music to audiences outside of Ghana. Preliminary research for this project began in May, 2002 at the Dagara Music Center located in Medie, Ghana, and continued with the fieldwork conducted from January through June of 2004 principally at the Dagara Music Center and augmented with study throughout the Upper West region of Ghana. Included are transcriptions of the repertoire as well as suggestions for the performance practice and organization of an ensemble. All music discussed was taught by master musicians Bernard Woma and Tijan Dorwana and supplemented by xylophonists Jerome Balsab, and Isaac Birituro.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectgyilen_US
dc.subjectGhanaen_US
dc.subjectxylophoneen_US
dc.subjectpercussionen_US
dc.subjectDagaraen_US
dc.subjectBiriforen_US
thesis.degree.nameDMAen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairCook, Gary D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWeinberg, Normanen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberErvin, Tomen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSturman, Janeten_US
dc.identifier.proquest1895en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659746457en_US
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