Poetry, Performance, and Art: Udje Dance Songs of the Urhobo People

Poetry, Performance, and Art: Udje Dance Songs of the Urhobo People

by Tanure Ojaide
     
 

ISBN-10: 089089230X

ISBN-13: 9780890892305

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: Carolina Academic Press

Poetry, Performance, and Art is the first transcribed and translated collection and study of the udje poetry of Nigeria's Urhobo people. Udje is and integrative performance of song and dance by specially costumed performers at annual festivals. Udje dance songs were used to establish and maintain social norms. In addition to being an important compilation and study of

Overview

Poetry, Performance, and Art is the first transcribed and translated collection and study of the udje poetry of Nigeria's Urhobo people. Udje is and integrative performance of song and dance by specially costumed performers at annual festivals. Udje dance songs were used to establish and maintain social norms. In addition to being an important compilation and study of African indigenous poetry, this book profiles three of the greatest udje poets and performers. Ojaide also explores the history of udje, including its development and the modern factors threatening its survival.

Poetry, Performance, and Art will be of great interest not only to students and scholars of African oral traditions, African literature, and African studies, but also to poets in general and scholars of comparative anthropology, cultural studies, folklore, literature, performance arts, and sociology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780890892305
Publisher:
Carolina Academic Press
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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