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Aesthetic Philosophies of Yoruba Folk Musical Idioms

A Adeleke

Abstract


This paper defines the philosophical factors for evaluating the folk musical idioms among the Yorùbá of Western Nigeria. Different linguistic groups across the globe have peculiar interpretations for spectacles of musical sound. The paper examines how musical performances are interpreted and sentiments are reduced in music across the Yorùbá homeland. The paper uses oral interview and participant observation to investigate what music is and what is considered good in the context of aesthetic functions. It explores the performance ambience to illustrate its aesthetic Philosophies. The paper observes that the aesthetic values include Logogenic, pathogenic, culture indication, and so forth.

Keywords: Logogenic, Pathogenic, Aesthetic Philosophy, Aural and Visual Perception.




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