MUSIC PLURALITY: INEVITABILITY IN NIGERIAN MUSIC SCENE

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  • Dan C. C. Agu Department of Music, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State

Abstract

Music and music making are universal in all human cultures and social life all over the world. The creative and performance processes are emotionally, psychologically, physiologically and physically bound. Musicians, therefore, use it for integration, as well as promoting collective and individual identities among ethnic nationalities. In their submissions, Nketia (1975) and Agawu (2003) reiterate that Africa has a broad range of musical repertoires associated with traditional African societies. Disoteo, in Renata (2013:62), corroborates this by pointing out that “each culture and society establishes its own music „language‟ with specific scales, rhythms, rules for creating music and reproducing it, improvisations that correspond to different conceptions of time and space of life and death and, of ideologies and beliefs/religion”.

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2020-09-01

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