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By Daniel B. Reed

Ge, previously translated as "mask" or "masquerade," looks one of the Dan humans of Côte d’Ivoire as a dancing and musical embodiment in their social beliefs and non secular ideals. In Dan Ge functionality, Daniel B. Reed units out to find what is living on the middle of Ge. He unearths that Ge is outlined as a part of a spiritual process, a kind of leisure, an undefined, a political device, an device of justice, and a sort of resistance—and it could possibly tackle a number of roles at the same time. He sees genu (pl.) dancing the newest dance steps, co-opting renowned tune, and performing in live performance with Ivorian gurus to wrestle sorcery. not just are the limits of conventional functionality stretched, yet Ge functionality turns into a technique for assisting the Dan to set up person and neighborhood id in a global that's changing into extra religiously and ethnically assorted. Readers attracted to all elements of expressive tradition in West Africa will locate attention-grabbing fabric during this wealthy and penetrating book.

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