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Music and associated ceremonies displayed during Ugie (festival) in the Royal Court of Benin Kingdom, Nigeria

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dc.contributor.advisor King, G. T.
dc.contributor.advisor Nzewi, Meki
dc.contributor.author Izu, Benjamin Obeghare
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-16T08:48:26Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-16T08:48:26Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06
dc.identifier.citation Izu, Benjamin Obeghare (2012) Music and associated ceremonies displayed during Ugie (festival) in the Royal Court of Benin Kingdom, Nigeria, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/6721> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/6721
dc.description.abstract This study examines the Oba of Benin Royal Ugie ceremonies, which is an annual religious and cultural event celebrated by the Benin speaking people of Edo State, Nigeria. As a communal and spiritual activity, the Oba and people of Benin kingdom mark the Ugie festivals with Musical and dance performances. Within this context, the study adopts the historical and participant approaches as its method of contending that some events during the Oba of Benin Royal Ugie festival ceremonies are colorful theatrical performances. The organizational structure of the Oba of Benin Palace as it relates to the observance of Ugie festival ceremonies is also discussed in this research. This study also examines the role Ewini music plays in the various Oba of Benin Royal Ugie festival ceremonies, thereby looking at its origin, socio-cultural context, formation procedure, instrumentation, and organizational set-up. This research also recommends different ways in which music practitioner can benefit by applying a theatrical approach to the study of these royal Ugie ceremonies and its music and also the ability of the festival ceremonies to continue to act as an instrument of stability and unity for the people of Benin kingdom, by bringing people from different walks of life together during the performance at Ugie ceremonies. For clarity, all non-english words are defined in the glossary section on page 73. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xi, 85 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Festival en
dc.subject Music en
dc.subject Ewini music en
dc.subject African music en
dc.subject Traditional festivals en
dc.subject Igue festival en
dc.subject Rituals en
dc.subject Oba of Benin kingdom en
dc.subject Ugie festivals en
dc.subject Chiefs en
dc.subject Benin kingdom en
dc.subject Culture en
dc.subject Costume en
dc.subject Igue Dance en
dc.subject Edo people en
dc.subject.ddc 781.7866932
dc.subject.lcsh Music festivals -- Nigeria -- Edo State
dc.subject.lcsh Folk music -- Nigeria -- Edo State
dc.subject.lcsh Bini (African people) -- Music -- History and critisism
dc.title Music and associated ceremonies displayed during Ugie (festival) in the Royal Court of Benin Kingdom, Nigeria en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Art History, Visual Arts and Musicology en
dc.description.degree M.Mus.


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