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Topic: African Music
Publications in journal articles (i) 2022 and (ii) 2021 offer new insights into the analytical study of the style, form, structure, compositional strategies, instrumentation and indigenous musical resources inherent in African Music in general and Badagry Ogu Traditional Music specifically. It presents a staff notation transcription for archiving, documentation and educational purposes.
|1.||M.A. (Ethnomusicology)||Department of Theatre Arts & Music, Faculty of Arts, Lagos State University, Ojo||2021|
A MUSICAL ANALYSIS OF VETHO-MASE
Mase music is a popular, fucntional, socio-cultural, raditional, and secular Ogu music genre. it is popular among the Ogu people of both Niger and Republic of Benin and it is usually used for entertainment at social events, life celebrations and festivals.
In executing this study, fieldwork expedition was carried out to Ajara-Vetho and data was collected through participant observation, oral interviews with the use of unstructured questionnaires. The study also adopted the three processes of ethnomusicological research method, which are the pre-field, field and post field. Relevant and important information relating to the study was also collected from the Lagos State University library and internet search engines. This paper presents an analytical study of the style, form, structure, compositional strategies and indigenous musical resources in Vetho-Mase, a tun composed and performed by Mase ensemble of Ajara Vetho in Badagry, Lagos State.
Vetho-Mase being the thrust of the study was transcribed into staff notation or archiving purpose. it was also analysed for both documentation and educational use.
JOHN RAPHEAL is a Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Theatre Arts and Music
JOHN has a M.A. in Ethnomusicology from Department of Theatre Arts & Music, Faculty of Arts, Lagos State University, Ojo