AFRICA SENSED MUSIC EDUCATION AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION: THE CASE OF JOS, PLATEAU STATE OF NIGERIA
Africans generally and Nigerians specifically have an overwhelming indigenous perception in reasoning, judging, comparing and performing their traditional music. Every special activity to an Africa man is always being accompanied by special indigenous music, made sorely for such an event. When the performance is carried out, there are joint collaborative efforts by all and Sunday. This brings about social cohesion, togetherness, resolution of conflict, and enactment of peace and promotion of brotherliness amidst tribal sentiment, and religious bigotries. This paper seeks to project the indigenous sense that is inherent in Africans, in using Africans indigenous music in resolving conflict and maintaining amble symbiotic relationship among themselves. The paper also focuses on the sense by Africans to use indigenous music in the preservation, promotion and transmission of her long lasting/cherished cultural values, norms and excellent morality among themselves and to generation yet unborn. The research employs the historical and personal observation as methods in determining the validity and reliability of the research. The paper however recommends that Africans/Nigerians should not allow the current westernization and technologies to make them lose their inherent moral values. Indigenous music should be encouraged for the maintenance of peace, resolve conflicts and uphold symbiotic relationship.