MPI-PL Archive

advice_BA
Some people come in to greet Ben Afetor. These people were late for the wake keeping that took place that evening. Ben gives them some advice. They also ask Ben some questions.
wake06-gather_AG
In this short recording Tsiami Atsu Ganusah asks all brothers in law to gather because they have something to discuss.
wake12-women-come
This recording starts with a song in Twi. Then at about 3.40 minutes into the recording, some women arrive. Some people at the wake keeping greet the women. Then Tsiami Atsu Ganusah talks for a bit. He tells about all the people who have donated drinks. He thanks the women and gives them drinks. Then the women receive the drinks and thank Atsu Ganusah. At the end a man talks a little bit . The recording ends with a song in Twi again.
wake08-songs-conv
On this recording, the people who attend the wake keeping first sing a comfort song in Ewe. Then there is some drumming and the people talk a bit amongst themselves in Avatime. Then they sing the Ewe song again.
wake13-conv-greetings
This recording starts with singing. The songs are either in Ewe or in Twi, I am not sure. Then there is some conversation and some drumming at the same time. Then somebody comes in and greets the others and is greeted. This person speaks for a while, every now and then interrupted by other people. In the end some other people speak. I don't know who the speakers are in this recording.
wake10-song
On this recording, the people who attend the wake keeping are first singing a comfort song in Ewe. Then there is some drumming and people talk amongst themselves in Avatime. Then they sing songs in Twi. There is some talking in Avatime at the end, but I do not know by who.
story_GD_1
Godsway tells Sammy a story about a chief with only one daughter and how this chief decides that the person who is to marry her has to be able to eat a bag full of peppers without making a sound.
interview_SO-BB
Sammy interviewed Buafo about the process of installing a new chief. Buafo explains things very detailed, the whole interview takes half an hour.
wake04-being-late_KAdj
Kofi Adjabeng came late to the wake keeping and explained why, Tsiami Atsu Ganusah greets and welcomes him.
wake11-song
First some people sing a song in Twi, with conversation going on at the same time. Then there just conversation and then they start the song again.
wake15-closing
Tsami Atsu Ganusah tells the people who are at the wake keeping that they are allowed to leave, the wake keeping has closed.
wake02-song
The people at the wake keeping are singing a song in Twi. There is also some conversation in Avatime in between the singing.
wake09-song
The people present at the wake-keeping sing a comfort song in Ewe.
wake07-speeches-misc
In this recording the son in law of Geoffrey Adjabeng, the man who died, is welcomed by Godwin Edzeani. He is introduced to the gathering by his 'father' in Vane, Ben Baku (people from outside who marry Avatimes usually are put in an Avatime family). At 4.20 a son of Geoffrey Adjabeng, Divine Adjabeng, speaks to thank all the people for helping the family with everything surrounding the death of his father. He offers gin to the people present. At 5.30 Tsiami Atsu Ganusah speaks and accepts the gifts.
wake03-song
The people at the wake keeping are singing a song in Twi. There is also some conversation in Avatime in between the singing.