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Music of the Ga People of Ghana: Adowa, Vol. 1

Various Artists
Music of the Ga People of Ghana: Adowa, Vol. 1

Volume I of Music of the Ga People of Ghana, recorded in 1971 and released in 1978, features recordings of Ga funeral music, called Adowa, which is also played for rulers holding court and the annual harvest festival honoring ancestors. Music is sung by ensembles organized by age and gender, with the most prominent singers in their middle and later years of life. This structure reflects the Ga belief that death is not the end of life; rather, the deceased is transformed into a spiritual, immortal being—a cause for celebration. Liner notes include photographs of musicians and instruments as well as explanations of the music and cultural traditions.

Track Listing

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Emo Cman Nkranfo Osu-Ashanti Adowafoi, Naa Akwele, Naa Otua, Naa Afia, Naa Mootso, Naa Adukwei 2:49
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Cbarima AkapE Osu-Ashanti Adowafoi, Naa Akwele, Naa Otua, Naa Afia, Naa Mootso, Naa Adukwei 2:06
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AnfrE Rehyew Oo! Osu-Ashanti Adowafoi, Naa Akwele, Naa Otua, Naa Afia, Naa Mootso, Naa Adukwei 3:08
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Akcle Mo Oo! Osu-Ashanti Adowafoi, Naa Akwele, Naa Otua, Naa Afia, Naa Mootso, Naa Adukwei 2:23
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YEnko YEnko YEahu No Oo Osu-Ashanti Adowafoi, Naa Akwele, Naa Otua, Naa Afia, Naa Mootso, Naa Adukwei 3:33
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Cbaakc AsEm M'adi M'adi Fo Osu-Ashanti Adowafoi, Naa Akwele, Naa Otua, Naa Afia, Naa Mootso, Naa Adukwei 2:32
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Asem A Cnnye No Na Osu-Ashanti Adowafoi, Naa Akwele, Naa Otua, Naa Afia, Naa Mootso, Naa Adukwei 2:36
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Ekua Se M'abc Wo Din Osu-Ashanti Adowafoi, Naa Akwele, Naa Otua, Naa Afia, Naa Mootso, Naa Adukwei 2:03
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Kwao Ee Osu-Ashanti Adowafoi, Naa Akwele, Naa Otua, Naa Afia, Naa Mootso, Naa Adukwei 1:52
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Asafo WoyE Nam Nungua Adowafoi, Naa Botele, Naa Tawia, Naa Akwete, Nii Adokwei 1:49
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Ee Kctu Bra Oo Nungua Adowafoi, Naa Botele, Naa Tawia, Naa Akwete, Nii Adokwei 1:16
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Yaanom Monsc Mu Oo Nungua Adowafoi, Naa Botele, Naa Tawia, Naa Akwete, Nii Adokwei 0:56
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EyE Odikro Na M'aba Wo Flee Nungua Adowafoi, Naa Botele, Naa Tawia, Naa Akwete, Nii Adokwei 1:58
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YE Ara YEnam Oo Nungua Adowafoi, Naa Botele, Naa Tawia, Naa Akwete, Nii Adokwei 2:21
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Nam Ewia Nungua Adowafoi, Naa Botele, Naa Tawia, Naa Akwete, Nii Adokwei 1:29
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Mekcka Mabomu Oo Nungua Adowafoi, Naa Botele, Naa Tawia, Naa Akwete, Nii Adokwei 2:12
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Me Baa Ha AkyE Oo Nungua Adowafoi, Naa Botele, Naa Tawia, Naa Akwete, Nii Adokwei 1:54
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Nam Nyaa Nungua Adowafoi, Naa Botele, Naa Tawia, Naa Akwete, Nii Adokwei 1:30
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EkE Enadzi Ntslcshi Ee! Nungua Adowafoi, Naa Botele, Naa Tawia, Naa Akwete, Nii Adokwei 2:03
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Owuo Nni Monna Ee Nungua Adowafoi, Naa Botele, Naa Tawia, Naa Akwete, Nii Adokwei 2:54
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