Oral history of Gbԑԑnlԑԑ [Gbeenlee] Katoo (house), Gbao. This was the first family history recorded as part of the Banda Research Project. The history describes how the Gbԑԑnlԑԑ family came to live in the Banda area, relating also the history of the Brafour segment of the family who live in Ahenkro (Kafͻnͻ/Kafono Katoo). It relays how the Jakari Fetish was brought to the area. Former male and female heads of family are listed. To cite: Stahl, Ann, and James Anane. 2011. Gbɛɛnlɛɛ Katoo, Gbau [Gbao]. In, "Family Histories from the Banda Traditional Area, Brong-Ahafo Region, Ghana, 1986," pp. 11-13. Brochure circulated 1989, reissued with photos and additional histories in 2011. 4 pages.
Oral history of Habaa Katoo (house), Ahenkro, describes how the family came to live in the Banda area and their movements in relation to wars between Banda and Asante. Also described are negotiations to settle a dispute with Kulango people and the history of how the family acquired the Kete dance from Kulango people. A list of former male and female heads of family is provided. To cite: Stahl, Ann, and James Anane. 2011. Habaa Katoo, Banda-Ahenkro. In, "Family Histories from the Banda Traditional Area, Brong-Ahafo Region, Ghana, 1986," pg. 16. Brochure circulated 1989, reissued with photos and additional histories in 2011. 4 pages.
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Kakala; Kete; Latolo; Bui ; Family history; Migration; Habaa Katoo
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Stahl, Ann B. ; Anane, James
Dr. Ann B. Stahl; Afua Kumah; Abraham Forjour; Adoa Tami; Enoch Mensah