By Daniel B. Reed

Ge, previously translated as "mask" or "masquerade," seems one of the Dan humans of Côte d’Ivoire as a dancing and musical embodiment in their social beliefs and spiritual ideals. In Dan Ge functionality, Daniel B. Reed units out to find what is living on the middle of Ge. He unearths that Ge is outlined as a part of a spiritual approach, a sort of leisure, an undefined, a political instrument, an tool of justice, and a kind of resistance—and it could tackle a number of roles at the same time. He sees genu (pl.) dancing the most recent dance steps, co-opting well known song, and appearing in live performance with Ivorian specialists to wrestle sorcery. not just are the limits of conventional functionality stretched, yet Ge functionality turns into a technique for aiding the Dan to set up person and neighborhood id in a global that's changing into extra religiously and ethnically assorted. Readers attracted to all points of expressive tradition in West Africa will locate interesting fabric during this wealthy and penetrating book.

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