Original Articles

Igbo rural women in Africa as creative personalities: musical processing of socio-economic solidarity

Published in: Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa
Volume 1, issue 1, 2004 , pages: 84–101
DOI: 10.2989/18121000409486689
Author(s): Christian Onyeji

Abstract

The author closely examines the contribution of Igbo rural women in West Africa (south-eastern part of Nigeria, West Africa) as creative personalities. Analytical summaries of selected transcribed music of the women are presented, while focusing on the creative intentions behind the music as outlets for processing social and economic solidarity. In their roles as creative personalities, the women provide not only musical entertainment for comprehensive social interaction in conformity to cultural norms and values but also moral, ethical and cultural education to the entire community through the musical arts.

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