JOHN RAPHEAL FUNMI

Meet JOHN RAPHEAL FUNMI, an Academic Staff of Lagos State University.

Specialization

Music

Designation

Assistant Lecturer

Department

Theatre Arts and Music

Office

At the Theatre Arts And Music department office

Visiting Hour

Appointment on Visitation important

Research Interest

Topic: African Music

Description: 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.

Qualifications

# Certificate SchoolYear
1. M.A. (Ethnomusicology) Department of Theatre Arts & Music, Faculty of Arts, Lagos State University, Ojo 2021

Current Research

ANALYTICAL STUDY OF 3 SELECTED MUSICAL WORKS BY FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI.

Research Details

Fela Anikulapo Kuti is a colossal figure and a primal in Nigerian popular music, with an indelible mark on the global music landscape. Fela's Music has been studied by many scholars and music enthusiasts covering his pioneering efforts in the creation of Afrobeat, artistry as a performer, socio-political activism and lifestyle. But only a handful of studies have covered musical analysis, of structural elements in his works.

This study adapts to a qualitative methodology involving bibliographic materials, collection and listening to the selected tracks which were transcribed into staff notation leading to a documentation of their structural format.

The findings reveal the exclusivity of the song text to Pidgin English except for a code mix with Yoruba language, use of minor scalic structure, as well as the limited chords used in the musical progressions. Among others, it also gathered that lengthy instrumental introduction is a common feature in Fela’s musical works.

In conclusion, this study established that Fela is truly pro-African and this fact is reflected in the style used in fashioning out his music and its lyrical content. Also, the backup singers are an integral part of his compositions as they feature in the completeness of most of his musical ideas and melodic structures.

 

 

Biography

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

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