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|Author||Florian Carl ,Rosemond Kutsidzo
|Title||Music a nd Wellbeing in Everyday Life: An Exploratory Study of Music Experience in Ghana|
Florian Carl ,Rosemond Kutsidzo Music a nd Wellbeing in Everyday Life: An Exploratory Study of Music Experience in Ghana
|Link to article|| http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ljh.v27i2.3
|Abstract||In this paper we highlight the experience of music in everyday contexts in Ghana. Using the Experience Sampling Method (ESM) and semi -structured interviews, we examined how people experience and use music in everyday life in potentially beneficial ways to enhance subjective wellbeing. In contrast to previous research where music’s self -regulatory role has been highlighted primarily in the context of solitary music listening, for the participants in our study music also played a cruci al role as a form of social and participatory performance practice. This was particularly evident in the strong connection between music, religion , and social dance.