A: New Publications by Paschal Yao Younge:

1. Music and Dance Traditions of Ghana
History, Performance and TeachingPaschal Yao Younge
Forewords by Daniel Avorgbedor, Komla Amoaku and Francis Nii-Yartey
Print ISBN: 978-0-7864-4992-7
EBook ISBN: 978-0-7864-8531-4

ca. 140 photos (some in color), appendix, glossary, bibliography, index
[400] pp. softcover (7 x 10) 2011

The dance and musical traditions of Ghana’s four main ethnic groups are covered comprehensively in this book. Discussed are not only concepts of music, dance and performance in general, but also cultural perspectives, performance practices, and the form and structure of 22 musical types or dance drumming ceremonies. Historical, geographical, cultural and social backgrounds of the groups are included, as well as orthographies of each language with their unique characters. As a guide to multicultural education, the book provides teaching methods and components of curriculum development. Numerous photographs, maps, and musical scores serve to generously illustrate the book.
To buy: go to: http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-4992-7

2. Dance –Drumming ceremonies of Ghana
Dance–drumming ceremonies of Ghana’s four main ethnic groups are captured in this 10-DVD set. 22 musical types or dance-drumming ceremonies of the Akan, Ewe, Dagbamba and Ga ethnic groups are performed in traditional contexts. As a guide to multicultural education, performance studies and ethnographic studies, the DVD set provides a valuable visual representation of components, form and structures of these unique traditional performances. These recordings take the viewer directly into the traditional villages, fields and festivals in Ghana. No Stages. No studios. No Special effects. At times you may see or hear domestic animals, birds, and children enjoying the performances. Occasionally, you’ll hear additional sounds from nature including gusting winds.
To buy: go to: http://www.Dance-drumming.com


To buy: go to www.Dance-drumming.com