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Title: The educational role of performing and visual arts in Asante traditional politics
Authors: Arthur, Nana Ama Pokuaa
Asante, Eric Apau
Opoku-Asare, Nana Afia
Keywords: Asante
culture
performing arts
traditional politics
visual arts
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Intellect Ltd Article
Abstract: Although various forms of art are prominent in the Asante culture, the performing and visual arts make a particularly vibrant and far-reaching contribution. This study has used a qualitative research approach, relying mainly on observations and interviews, to focus on the role of the performing and visual arts in Asante traditional politics. The results show that the arts offer more than just entertainment and communication – they also play a motivational and educational role that encourages the Asante culture to continue to evolve. It is important that traditional rulers in Asante should help preserve and promote their visual and performing art forms to ensure that the arts continue to play instrumental roles in their traditional leadership.
Description: An article published by Intellect Ltd Article and also available at doi: 10.1386/eta.11.1.117_1
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12826
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