Sustaining the Heritage: Assessing the Aesthetics of Verbal Symbolisation and Signification in Idanre Orature
Authors: Niyi Akingbe, Christopher Babatunde Ogunyemi, Abiola Akinkugbe
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This study shows how oral poetry permeates the culture and activities of Africans. In almost all African communities, there are poetic expressions such that poems are sung to express mother/father/child’s emotional state for and at every occasion. These include marriage, age grade celebration, departure or separation from one another, death, farming, hunting, trading and religious celebrations. The paper x-rays cultural configuration with the application of cultural theory to delineate societal transformation.