Battles of Songs: Udje Tradition of the Urhobo

Malthouse Press Limited, 2005 - 241 sidor
This is a study of the principal aspects of the Udje tradition ? poetry, dance and music ? of the Udu and Aghievwen divisions of the Urhobo of Delta State, Nigeria. It defines the territorial scope of the study, surveys Udu and Ughievwen social history, and situates Udje within the context of the Urhobo song-poetry tradition; reviews the theoretical perspectives on the practice of satire in the Udje dance-songs, and considers the conceptual views of some Udje practitioners of Udje, both as a literary art and as a medium for social reform; and attempts to classify and describe Udje songs. The concluding chapters consider the decline of the Udje tradition and the satirical song-poetry tradition in Urhobo, reviewing how post 1960s trends are likely to affect the artistic integrity of Udje in the future.

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Sociohistorical background
Satire and the genial spirit
Rivalry relationships in Udje

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Studies in Urhobo Culture
Peter Palmer Ekeh
Begränsad förhandsgranskning - 2005

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G. G. Darah taught at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, and is a Professor at Delta State University, Abraka.

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