The Rise and Fall of Dansuomu

Barnes-Duke, Virginia.


  • Abstract: Dansuomu, a traditional item of repertoire among the Akan of Ghana, has an interesting relationship to the Ashanti Region during the years surrounding Ghanaian Independence. Through the political actions of Kwame Nkrumah, first Prime Minister and President of Ghana, and the innovative reactions of the Ashanti people, Dansuomu flourished with great popularity from the 1950s to the 1970s ... read more
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