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Title:Instrumentation as a stylistic determinant in Nigerian gospel music
Author:Adedeji, FemiISNI
Periodical:Research Review (ISSN 0855-4412)
Notes:biblio. refs., ills.
Geographic terms:Nigeria
West Africa
Subjects:musical instruments
religious songs
Art, Architecture, Music, Drama
Gospel music
Abstract:Generally, in Africa, musical instruments perform various functions, both musical and nonmusical. This is also the case with Nigerian gospel music, which originated in the 1960s, and can be classified into three categories: indigenous, foreign, and popular music-based. In this paper, various musical instruments used in gospel music in Nigeria are described and categorized before discussing their musical, sociolinguistic symbolic, aesthetic, acoustic and stylistic functions. Since Nigerian gospel music has been categorized into distinct styles, instrumentation could be argued to be one of the determinants of style, as shown in this paper. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]