Chapter 8

Historical Memory and Speech Surrogation

in Funeral Music

Figure 8-1

Video: Saanti performing his composition Namunu Nyuor Daa. Vondiel.

Figure 8-2

Video : Saanti plays the phrase Yonyɛ, npuorfo na yan yan yan on the kogyil in Vondiel.

Figure 8-3

Video: Saanti demonstrating the alignment of text and melody in a section of is composition, Yi Barma Kapen. Vondiel.

Figure 8-4

Video: Excerpt from Saanti’s Yi Barma Kapen, demonstrating the use of flams, rhythm, and tonal range to effectively surrogate. Vondiel.

Figure 8-5

Video: Vuur Mwan performs his composition Dondomo while local men from the community sing in Donyɛ.

Figure 8-6

Video: Yichiir performing after church in Bubalanyuro, with members of the church singing the text associated with Yichiir’s melody.

Figure 8-7

Table: Birifor funeral song cycle for a man.

Figure 8-8

Table: Birifor funeral song cycle for a woman.

Figure 8-9

Video: Excerpt of Chile performing Daarfo in Bubalanyuro.

Figure 8-10

Video: Excerpt of Chile performing Pir Kpara in Bubalanyuro.

Figure 8-11

Audio: El Vuur performing Lubile Prai.

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Figure 8-12

Video: Yichiir performing Lubile Prai in Bubalanyuro.

Figure 8-13

Video: Chile performing Saan Di Bieko in Bubalanyuro.

Figure 8-14

Video: Mwan performing Saan Di Bieko in Donyɛ.

Figure 8-15

Video: Yichiir demonstrating the call that invites his drummer to play in Bubalanyuro.

Figure 8-16

Video: Yichiir performing Darikpon in Bubalanyuro.

Figure 8-17

Video: Saanti performing Darikpon in Vondiel.

Figure 8-18

Video: Mwan performing Darikpon in Donyɛ.

Figure 8-19

Audio: SK performing Ganda Yina in Accra.

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Figure 8-20

Audio: SK performing Saan Fo Dan Tara Ferai in Accra.

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Figure 8-21

Audio: SK performing Saan Yi Kyena Dakpolo in Accra.

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Figure 8-22

Video: Yichiir performing Chikuorbene in Bubalanyuro.

Figure 8-23

Video: Alhansan performing Chikuorbene in Bayelyiri.

Figure 8-24

Audio: SK performing Benekponble in Accra.

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Figure 8-25

Audio: SK performing Ben Yere Yo in Accra.

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Figure 8-26

Video: Saanti performing Guun in Vondiel.

Figure 8-27

Video: Saanti performing the phrases characteristic of each of the primary types of Guun in Vondiel.

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