The origin of present day musical taste in Nigeria

  • Michael G.M. Lane
Keywords: Ethnomusicology -- Nigeria, Music -- Nigeria, Music appreciation -- Nigeria, Music -- Nigeria -- Foreign influences


In considering the music of Nigeria, its future and its past, it is essential that an appreciation of its cultural environment and evolution is taken into account, the present day trends and tastes being a direct reflection of traditional modes. The African population of Nigeria is divided into numerous tribes, speaking different languages, worshipping various Gods and differing completely from one another in manners and customs.

Author Biography

Michael G.M. Lane
Resident for four years in Nigeria, for several years studied exotic music both in Africa and in the Far East. Recently arrived in South Africa. Formerly on the staff of the B.B.C.