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Title: The arts of Abora Asafo Companies - a critical appraisal and socio-cultural significance
Authors: Baidoo-Mensah, Stephen Kofi
Issue Date: 10-Sep-1992
Series/Report no.: 2036;
Abstract: The Asafo is an ancient institution in the Abora State. It was developed to provide security for towns and villages and to fight ethnic wars, but later took on other social, political, economic and religious roles. The various Asafo companies in the Abors state have many art forms which enable them to function well in their respective towns and villages. It is the description and appraisal of these art forms which form the theme for this thesis. The thesis discusses the origin, organization and functions of the Asafo in the Abora State. Next it examines symbolism and arts among the Akan of Ghana as preamble to the rest of the chapters. Broadly, the various art forms of the Asafo in the Abora State are categorized as environmental art, Body arts, performing arts and verbal arts. These are critically described and appreciated. Finally the importance of the art forms to the society in the conclusion.
Description: A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the Degree of Master of Arts in African Art, 1992
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3472
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