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The Gelede Spectacle

Art, Gender, and Social Harmony in an African Culture

by Lawal, Babatunde

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  • 25 Currently reading

Published by University of Washington Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Art of indigenous peoples,
  • Customs,
  • Social Science,
  • Art,
  • Art & Art Instruction,
  • Africa,
  • Africa - General,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • General,
  • Anthropology - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages352
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9649819M
    ISBN 100295975997
    ISBN 109780295975993

    The afternoon after Efe night is reserved for the performance of an elaborate series of Gelede maskers whose images and actions embellish and intensify reality to create exaggerated visions of maleness and femaleness and specific social groups and roles. The maskers, all .


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Published by University Of Washington Press, Not an Yoruba "art" book as such, but more an interesting review of the Gelede Ceremony ("Spectacle") of the Yoruba people which just happens to feature some wonderful masks and by: The Gelede Spectacle is illustrated in color and black-and-white with over field and museum photographs, including a rare sequence on the dressing of a masquerader.

It offers, in addition, more. The book concludes with a discussion of the moral and aesthetic philosophy of Gelede and its responsiveness to technological and social change. The Gelede Spectacle is illustrated in color and black-and-white with over field and museum photographs, including a rare sequence on the dressing of a masquerader.5/5(1).

The book concludes with a discussion of the moral and aesthetic philosophy of Gelede and its responsiveness to technological and social change.

The Gelede Spectacle is illustrated in color and black-and-white with over field and museum photographs, including a rare sequence on the dressing of a masquerader.4/5(4). The Gelede Spectacle by Babatunde Lawal The Gelede Spectacle book at $ The Gelede Spectacle has 1 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace.

The Gelede Spectacle is illustrated in color and black-and white with over field and museum photographs. In addition, it has more than 60 Gelede songs texts, proverbs and divination verses each in the the original Yoruba as well as in translation. Not an Yoruba "art" book as such, but more an interesting review of the Gelede Ceremony ("Spectacle") of the Yoruba people which just happens to feature some wonderful masks and headdresses.

There are indeed some nice photos of Gelede art, but most of the pictures are field photos of the Yoruba people, nicely demonstrating aspects of their /5. The Gelede Spectacle by Babatunde Lawal and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   ― Henry J.

Drewal, Author, Historian, Curator of African Art “Most times, you can hear the rumbling of the drums and the jingling of ankle bells before you see them. Then dancers appear in blazing attire, wearing masks carved with colorful tales, social messages and symbols of power. The Gẹlẹdẹ spectacle of the Yoruba is a public display by colorful masks which combines art and ritual dance to amuse, educate and inspire worship.

The Gèlèdé Spectacle: Art, Gender, and Social Harmony in an African Culture by Babatunde Lawal Babatunde Lawal, art historian, researcher and participant in the Yoruba Gèlèdé, brings this spectacular festival to life with his unique perspective, vivid descriptions, photographs, collected chants.

a volume that establishes the standards by which future works on the masked festivals of the Yoruba and other Sub-Saharan African peoples will be judged." -- African Arts.". the most sophisticated 5/5(1).

The Gelede Spectacle. Art, Gender, and Social Harmony in an African Culture. Seattle: The University of Washinton Press, 49 Sabine Jell-Bahlsen, ''A Murder Case: The Gelede Spectacle book Conflict Settlement. Gelede masquerades are spectacles performed by the Yoruba people in Nigeria and Danxome that celebrate the Mystical Power Of Women.

Gelede refers to the concept of honoring Women and their innate powers so that the entire community may reap the benefits of their life-giving forces.

Yoruba Spectacle --Gelede Performance --Efe Songs --Voicing Power --The Masks and Costumes of Efe Night --The Dance: Texturing Time and Space --The Masks of Gelede --A Historical and Thematic Overview --Gelede and the Individual. Series Title: Traditional arts of Africa.

Responsibility: Henry John Drewal and Margaret Thompson Drewal. LAUREL BIRCH DE AQUILAR; The Gelede Spectacle: Art, gender and social harmony in an African Culture, African Affairs, Vol Issue1 OctoberPag We use cookies to enhance your experience on our continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Focusing on children's pre-initiation masquerades, the essays by leading scholars in the field shed new light on the social strategies for preparing the young to follow in the footsteps of their ancestors." --Babatunde Lawal, Virginia Commonwealth University, author The Gelede Spectacle: Art, Gender, and Social Harmony in an African Culture.

Gelede artists demonstrate their artistry and mastery of the medium by developing complex imagery within the confines of the basic cylindrical mass of wood. Another source states that masks with birds represent the "messenger of the mothers" while snakes represent "power". I think the symbolism portrayed in my mask is great.

About this Item: Indiana University Press, Bloomingtonx cms, pp, colour & b/w illusts, very good hardback & dustwrapper Gelede macquerades are lavish artistic performances with carved wooden headdresses, cloth costumes, dances, songs & drumming.

The chapters are: Yoruba spectacle; Gelede performance; efe songs, voicing power; the masks & costumes of Efe night; the. While always danced by men, gelede masquerades represent both male and female principles. Specific gender attributes may be depicted in the headdress or emphasized in other elements of the costume.

Traditionally, performers dance in identical pairs to amplify the aesthetic and sensory power of the spectacle. – Babatunde Lawal, Virginia Commonwealth University, author of The Gelede Spectacle: Art, Gender, and Social Harmony in an African Culture Manipulating the Sacred is the most focused, single-authored examination of sacred art in Bahian Camdomblé Nagô from as art historical perspective to date.

behavior of community members. During the public spectacles, performers wear elaborate costumes and headdresses, such as the one above, carved in the form of human heads which support superstructures often depicting birds, serpents, and human activities.

These headdresses represent the ideals of the Gelede. According to Babatunde Lawal in The Gelede Spectacle, Iya Nla is Yewajobi, Iyami Iya (The Mother of All and the Mother of Mothers).

Principles, Functions, and Roles. Samuel M. Opeola states that Àjẹ́ is rooted in three primary principles: 1. Hello Chika, Thank you for the reference. I reread David Doris's book not too long ago and I didn't see anything he said about the Ogboni that is troubling or that goes against Thompson's cool aesthetics.

The latter is a metatheory that Thompson applied to both the. Other articles where Gelede is discussed: African dance: The cultural position of dance: at the height of the Gelede ritual festival in the Ketu-Yoruba villages of Nigeria and Benin.

At midnight the mask dramatically appears to the expectant community, its wearer uttering potent incantations to placate witches.

The dancer then moves into a powerful stamping dance in honour of the great. Babatunde Lawal is a professor of African, African American, and African Diaspora art at Virginia Commonwealth University. His books include Yoruba in the Visions of Africa series (5 Continents, ) and The Gelede Spectacle: Art, Gender, and Social Harmony in an African Culture (University of Washington Press, ), as well as numerous articles on the arts of Nigeria, particularly Yoruba.

This coloring book for adults is full of African inspired artwork, patterns and designs including African drums and masks, lions, elephants, giraffes and much more. A common feature in Yoruba cultural space, satire is expressed through masking festivals like the Efe/Gelede spectacle, and is embedded in oriki (citation praise), arofo (jest), ewi (musical poetry), apara (lampoon, caricature), and awada and efe (joke and jest) as showcased by court jesters, praise singers, and other creative individuals.

In addition to his position at VCU, Lawal has taught at several other universities in the U.S., Africa, and Brazil. His publications include The Gelede Spectacle: Art, Gender, and Social Harmony in African Culture, Embodying the Sacred in Yoruba Art, and several articles in leading art journals.

Lawal holds a Ph.D. in art history from Indiana. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

That’s about all I know, other than the general information about the Gelede ceremony from two excellent books, Henry Drewal’s “Gelede: Art and Female Power Among the Yoruba” and Babatunde Lawal’s “The Gelede Spectacle”.

Me: Gelede masks are still used by many of. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Babatunde Lawal books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. The Gelede mask gave reason for a festival performance to appease witches who are also known as “Mothers”, and also honor creative, and dangerous powers of elderly women, female ancestors, and goddesses all known affectionately as “Our Mothers”, in the words of authors (Drewal, Henry, John Pemberton III, and Rowland Abiodun) the power.

Imagem 3 Espetáculo de Gelede ()Espetáculo de Gelede ()Espetáculo de Gelede ()Espetáculo de Gelede () From the book: Gelede Spectacle. Devido a estes poderes atribuídos às mulheres, estatuetas poderosas e ritualísticas tem sido criadas para valorizar os órgãos que contribuem para a maternidade.

Zina Saro-Wiwa: Did You Know We Taught Them How to Dance. is the first publication on the work of Zina Saro-Wiwa, a British-Nigerian video artist and filmmak. The Gelede masks: a treasure of tradition Masks, magical movements, singing: the wisdom of the village is passed down from generation to generation, year after year.

It is a warm March morning, all the inhabitants of Lanta Kope, a small village in southern Benin, have gathered to attend the Gelede festival which takes place when the dry season. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for African Expressive Cultures Ser.: Masquerading Politics: Kinship, Gender, and Ethnicity in a Yoruba Town by John Thabiti Willis (, Trade Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay.

Free shipping for many products. On these two remarkably large carved and painted wooden masks, a man and woman of high status ride on horseback with great ceremony, each under a large umbrella and surrounded by a procession of retainers bearing gifts and playing instruments.

Among the Yoruba Gelede masks dance of the ‘mothers’, good witches who propitiate and control the power of the ‘bad’ witches who fly at night causing human misfortune, illness, and death.

When Gelede appear, they dance in pairs in a tightly structured and complexly choreographed dance accompanied by singing and drumming. Gelede masks, such as this one, are worn by male Yoruba dancers at festivals honoring the women of the community, living and dead, especially the powerful Great Mothers, including both the elderly women of the community and the ancestors of Yoruba society.

The gelede performances entertain and educate, and document elements of everyday life, such as the woman’s head tie in this example. - Explore marci smoger's board "African art" on Pinterest.

See more ideas about african art, african, art pins.Gelede Spectacle: Art, Gender, and Social Harmony in. Gelede Spectacle: Art, Gender, and Social Harmony in an African Culture - - - - - $ The Home Art Crochet Book: Old Fashioned Designs for Edgings Insertions Borders Etc (Dover Needlework Series) - - - - - $ - 14 .Additional Information: A mask in the form of a human face with scarification patterns on forehead, and on each cheek.

The intricate hairstyle indicates the mask represents a female. This Yoruba mask belongs to category of Gelede. Among the Yoruba Gelede masks dance of the ‘mothers’, good witches who propitiate and control the power of the ‘bad’ witches who fly at night causing human.