oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Indigenous Gospel music and social reconstruction in modern Nigeria
|Article Title||Indigenous Gospel music and social reconstruction in modern Nigeria|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Religious Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria|
|Publication Date||Aug 1998|
|Pages||210 - 231|
|Keyword(s)||Aladura churches, Church choirs, European Christian hymns, Good Women Choir, Gospel musical group, Josiah Jesse Ransome Kuti, Musical training, Socio-political concerns, Symbolic communication, Thomas K Ekundayo Phillips, Traditional instruments and Yoruba juju music|
Nigerian Gospel music emerged in the 1970s as a distinctive genre when choral groups moved their performance from the liturgical setting in the churches into the public domain. This transition adapted Gospel music for entertainment and commercial purposes. The texts of the sons are based on biblical and traditional Christian concepts. but their performance combines both western and traditional musical instruments.
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