Mudcat Café message #3205044 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #99389   Message #3205044
Posted By: GUEST,peter fosu
09-Aug-11 - 09:53 PM
Thread Name: African Folk Songs
Subject: RE: African Folk Songs
music,as a component of African rich culture of which African folk song is no exception is a very important asset that must be cherished and preserved for present and posterity. However, the situation of African folk songs in Ghana is pathetic, in that, the influx of contemporary music has completely engulfed traditional songs.contemporary music has destooled folk songs from all the cultural spheres Ghanaians, more especially the Akans in the Ashanti region.
I will be greatly honoured and proud to receive from readers suggestions about the way forward for the institutionalization of folk songs in Ghana.
With warm felicitations from Peter Fosu