The educational role of performing and visual arts in Asante traditional politics | Intellect Skip to content
Volume 11, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 1743-5234
  • E-ISSN: 2040-090X



Although various forms of art are prominent in the Asante culture, the performing and visual arts make a particularly vibrant and far-reaching contribution. This study has used a qualitative research approach, relying mainly on observations and interviews, to focus on the role of the performing and visual arts in Asante traditional politics. The results show that the arts offer more than just entertainment and communication – they also play a motivational and educational role that encourages the Asante culture to continue to evolve. It is important that traditional rulers in Asante should help preserve and promote their visual and performing art forms to ensure that the arts continue to play instrumental roles in their traditional leadership.


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Keyword(s): Asante; culture; performing arts; traditional politics; visual arts
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