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  • ETHNOMUSICOLOGY AS A SOURCE OF AFRICAN HISTORY
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    ETHNOMUSICOLOGY AS A SOURCE OF AFRICAN HISTORY

    Ethnomusicology is the scientific study of music (musicology) which focuses on the study of music forms in their cultural perspective. It deals with the role of music in the cultural history of a group of people, and how the formal structures of music evolve in different historical contexts. Confirmation of Events: Ethnomusicology confirms and supports events of history. Most folk songs and ancient musical forms usually make reference to important socio-economic events and political events in the life of the people who composed and sang them. E.g. the Asafo songs of the Fante make references to the exploits of their three warlords which included, Obunumakoma, Odapagyan and Oson. Also, the…

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