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Making Caribbean DanceContinuity and Creativity in Island Cultures$
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Susanna Sloat

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034676

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034676.001.0001

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Ghanaian Gome and Jamaican Kumina

Ghanaian Gome and Jamaican Kumina

West African Influences

(p.149) 10 Ghanaian Gome and Jamaican Kumina
Making Caribbean Dance
Isaac Nii Akrong
University Press of Florida

Writing from the cultural perspective of his native Ghana and Ga-Adangme roots, Isaac Nii Akrong looks into complex connections between aspects of Ghanaian culture and that of Jamaica. He discusses the Gome drum and dance of Ghana and its links (through Sierra Leone and Central Africa) to Jamaican Maroon square drums, as well as the Jamaican danced religion Kumina, with Congolese origins, but also influences from Maroons, whose roots include Ghana, and with similarities, he notes, to dance moves and musical practices of Ghana. Above all, Akrong recognizes in the Jamaican spirituality of Kumina an intensely African connection with the spiritual traditions of Ghana.

Keywords:   Isaac Nii Akrong, Ghana, Jamaica, Ga-Adangme, Gome, Maroons, Kumina, Jamaican spirituality, African connection, spiritual traditions of Ghana

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