Chapter

Opening the Door

in Remains of Ritual

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9780226265049
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226265063 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226265063.003.0010
Opening the Door

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In this coda, the author narrates his experience with music and rituals conducted by the Ewe people in the Brekete shrine in Ghana. He talks about animal sacrifices to the northern gods such as Sakra Bode, as well as prayers, divination, and libation.

Keywords: music; rituals; Ewe people; Brekete shrine; Ghana; animal sacrifices; gods; prayers; divination; libation

Chapter.  2200 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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