OLAC Record

Title:Wake: A Song in Twi 2
0136-Wake: A Song in Twi 2
A description and documentation of Avatime
Contributor:Sammy Kwami Oboni (Recorder)
Description:This recording was made at a wake keeping the night before the funeral of Geoffrey Adjabeng, a clan leader. The men gathered at one of the meeting places in the village and spent the night giving speeches, singing and drinking. This event was recorded by Sammy. No outside observer was present. In this recording, the men sing a song in Twi. This recording has not been transcribed or translated. The people at the wake keeping are singing a song in Twi. There is also some conversation in Avatime in between the singing. Avatime is the native language of all/most of the people present at this meeting, so their conversations are in Avatime. The song they sing is in Twi. Most of the people present probably do not speak Twi, but at celebrations Twi songs are often sung. Many people were present and I cannot identify all the people whose voice can be heard on this recording.
Language_Name: Avatime Language_Region: Africa Language_Country: Ghana Project_Status: Complete Year: 2008 Start_Date: 2008-05-01 End_Date: 2008-12-31
Identifier (URI):https://lat1.lis.soas.ac.uk/ds/asv?openpath=MPI583455%23
Publisher:Saskia Van Putten
Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL)
Avatime language
Twi language
Subject (ISO639):avn


Archive:  Endangered Languages Archive
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OaiIdentifier:  oai:soas.ac.uk:MPI583455
DateStamp:  2016-09-27
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Search Info

Citation: Sammy Kwami Oboni (Recorder). 2008-09-26. Saskia Van Putten.
Terms: area_Africa country_GH iso639_avn iso639_twi

Inferred Metadata

Country: Ghana
Area: Africa

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