PROMOTING TRADITIONAL GHANAIAN MUSIC EDUCATION AMONG CHILDREN: THE ROLE OF CHRISTIAN CHURCHES

Benjamin Adjepong

Abstract


Teaching traditional music in Ghanaian primary schools is given a low priority. Generalist teachers who are supposed to implement the Creative Arts curriculum of which music form one strand lack adequate knowledge and skills to provide musical learning experiences for their students. Performing traditional music of which children are active participants’ forms part of the liturgical process of the Methodist and the Mozama Disco Christo Churches in Ghana. The role of these churches in promoting traditional Ghanaian music among primary school students is examined. Suggestions are made as to how teachers can utilise students’ musical background experience to promote music literary in the classroom.

Keywords


Teaching, Primary School, Traditional Music, Churches, Ebibidwom, Ghana.

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