Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2011
Volume: 6
Issue: 4
Page No. 244 - 250

Musical Arts and Indigenous Knowledge System: Understanding, Reproducing the Ijala Musical Genre in Yorubaland

Authors : A.A. Idamoyibo

Abstract: Musical arts in Africa are a product of an active and a living system that is indigenous. This is so because music is a body of art that is accumulated over time through the system of apprenticeship. Here, a young person works for an agreed period of time often for a very low pay or even most often without any payment in order to learn an art. Ijala is hunters’ play, chants and songs as well as their entire way of life. It is genre that is associated in the worship of Ogun-Yoruba god of Iron. Oral interview and observation methods were used as methods of data collection. The range of information arising from the transmission of knowledge through the indigenous system of education is guided in order to eliminate distortion and perversion. The study examines musical arts and the indigenous knowledge system; understanding, reproducing and moderating Ijala musical genre in Yorubaland.

How to cite this article:

A.A. Idamoyibo , 2011. Musical Arts and Indigenous Knowledge System: Understanding, Reproducing the Ijala Musical Genre in Yorubaland. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 6: 244-250.

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