n Institute of African Studies Research Review - Music and health messages

Volume 17, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0855-4412



Extracted from text ... Research Review NS 17.1 (2001) 91-95 91 MUSIC AND HEALTH MESSAGES Misonu Amu The mention of music in health related issues readily brings to mind the use of music for curing diseases, which is best referred to as Music Therapy. Music Therapy is approached differently depending on the kind of disease involved. In traditional situations for instance, a priest or a priestess is responsible for curing diseases and music is provided as a means of possession to direct the medium (priest/priestess) to effect cure. Mokwunyei (1992) makes a comparative study of music and healing in Nigeria and Ghana. In ..

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