Extra-Theatrical Functions of Igbabonelimhin Music and Dance of the Esan

Osakue Omoera 10 PAGES (3562 WORDS) Article
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Ceremonial activities abound in traditional African societies whose functions are still very much germane to contemporary milieus in Nigeria and elsewhere. These ceremonies are often accompanied with much music and dance and, of course, music and dance constitute an integral part of masquerade performance. Several studies have been done on Igbabonelimhin as a masquerade performance, especially in relation to its potentiality for geriatric and entertainment purposes. This present effort examines the extra-theatrical functions of Igbabonelimhin with a view to X-raying its ritualistic and cleansing propensities and the need to incorporate these offerings into the social fabric of contemporary Esan society, the whole essence being the promotion of a more harmonious and progress-minded society. 

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APA

Osakue, O (2019). Extra-Theatrical Functions of Igbabonelimhin Music and Dance of the Esan. Afribary.com: Retrieved June 19, 2019, from https://afribary.com/works/extra-theatrical-functions-of-igbabonelimhin-music-and-dance-of-the-esan

MLA 8th

Omoera, Osakue. "Extra-Theatrical Functions of Igbabonelimhin Music and Dance of the Esan" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 23 May. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/extra-theatrical-functions-of-igbabonelimhin-music-and-dance-of-the-esan . Accessed 19 Jun. 2019.

MLA7

Omoera, Osakue. "Extra-Theatrical Functions of Igbabonelimhin Music and Dance of the Esan". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 23 May. 2019. Web. 19 Jun. 2019. < https://afribary.com/works/extra-theatrical-functions-of-igbabonelimhin-music-and-dance-of-the-esan >.

Chicago

Omoera, Osakue. "Extra-Theatrical Functions of Igbabonelimhin Music and Dance of the Esan" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed June 19, 2019. https://afribary.com/works/extra-theatrical-functions-of-igbabonelimhin-music-and-dance-of-the-esan