Kpanlogo

Kpanlogo

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Kpanlogo is a recreational dance and music form from Ghana, West Africa. It was first played by the Ga ethnic group, most of whom live in and around the capital city, Accra, but is now performed and enjoyed throughout the country. It began in the early 1960s as an innovative dance form, influenced by American rock and roll, and giving the younger Ga generations a point of distinction from their elders. Ghanaian master drummer C.K. Ladzekpo states that kpanlogo "is essentially an urban youth dance-drumming and a symbol of the commitment of a rapidly growing Ghanaian urban neighborhood youth in advocating their perspective in shaping the political vision of post colonial Africa" (1995: web). The kpanlogo dance is often performed low to the ground, with bent knees and bent back, and frequently features sexually suggestive motions.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 259g
  • Phon
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136285231
  • 9786136285238