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Nature and Significance of Durbar in Ghanaian Societies

Ghanaian traditionai rulers sit in state and meet their people at events called durbars (an Indo-Persian term for "ruler's court"). To the accompaniment of music and dance, ceremonies honor their ancestors, rekindle their bond to the people, revive unity, cleanse the society, and pray for the fruitfulness of the land and the welfare of the people.

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