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Title: Socio-cultural significance of selected visual arts in the Aboakyer festival of the effutus – Ghana
Authors: Impraim-Swanzy, Enock
Arthur, Nana Ama Pokuaa
Asante, Appau Eric
Keywords: Festivals
Effutus
Socio-Cultural
visual Arts
Arts and culture
Aboakyer
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Arts and Design Studies
Abstract: Though the visual arts in the Effutu festivals make a particularly stimulating and far-reaching contribution to their culture, little or no attention has been given to the socio-cultural significance of these visual arts. The robust and fervent characteristics associated with the involvement of these visual arts in the Aboakyer festival play functional, economic and aesthetic roles which are indispensable to their culture. This paper looks at the sociocultural significance of some twenty (20) selected visual arts in the celebration of the Aboakyer festival in relation to the culture of the Effutus. It made use of the qualitative research which employed the descriptive design for data presentation. The study revealed that the artistic scope of the festival is massive and its contribution to the celebration are enormous. It is recommended that the Effutu Traditional Council should build a museum for these artistic elements and train personnel to educate people on the roles and significance of the arts in their festivals.
Description: An article published by Arts and Design Studies
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12829
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