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Title: ORIGIN FORM AND AESTHETICS OF SELECTED TIV TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCES
Authors: PAUL, TSE, ANDERA
Keywords: ORIGIN, FORM, AESTHETICS, SELECTED
TIV TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCES
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2021
Abstract: This study critically examined the origin, form and aesthetics of three Tiv traditional performances namely: Ingyough, Nyamtswam and Kwagh-alom. The main objective was to address the threat to the survival and existence of these performances in order to record and document them for the purpose of preservation so as to save them from total extinction. Anchored on Plato’s Ethical Social Idealism Theory, oral interviews and observations were used as methods of gathering data. Digital cameras were also used to record live performances as well as to snap still photographs for the visual interpretation and analysis of the performances. The study found among others that: the origins of most Tiv traditional performances are not easily traceable; that historical epochs are largely responsible for many secular artistic performances of the Tiv race and that the sacred performances have been created out of the religious practices of the people. The study therefore concluded that traditional performances as agents and forces that transmit and sustain cultural values are still desirable and as such should be preserved for posterity. It recommended amongst others that: cultural education should be made an integral part of the Nigerian child’s education; that there should be attitudinal change by Nigerian elites towards indigenous and cultural performances and that there should be remuneration for renowned artistes as well as partnership of Tiv scholars with government and other related agencies to undertake researches on various aspects of Tiv religion, arts, language and culture.
Description: ORIGIN, FORM AND AESTHETICS OF SELECTED TIV
URI: http://bsuir.bsum.edu.ng:8080/jspui/handle/11409/759
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