[African Religious History]

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Opoku, Kofi, Kwabenah-Poh (W. African History) Side 1, African Sects Side 2


Kofi Opoku

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This recording features a presentation on African religious history. Included in the discussion are the traditions of Ghana. The infant Church of Liberty and Freedom in Africa are also discussed. Methodist’s opposition to African music is also explained.

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00:00:03 Audio begins with a discussion on African nations.

00:09:36 Discusses the oral traditions in the history of Ghana.

00:19:09 Talks about most important development in the history of North Africa as the camel.

00:28:17 Talks about trade in Africa.

00:40:58 Discusses the Infant Church of Liberty and Freedom in Africa and he opposition of Methodists to African music and the development of singing bands.

00:52:36 Talks about contemporary period after the 1920s and the emergence of many spiritual churches in African led by Africans.

01:00:32 Audio ends.


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