The Resource Songs and Politics in Eastern Africa

Songs and Politics in Eastern Africa

Label
Songs and Politics in Eastern Africa
Title
Songs and Politics in Eastern Africa
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Songs and Politics in Eastern Africa brings together important essays on songs and politics in the region and beyond. Through an analysis of the voices from the margins, the authors (contributors) enter into the debate on cultural productions and political change. The theme that cuts across the contributions is that songs are, in addition to their aesthetic appeal, vital tools for exploring how political and social events are shaped and understood by citizens. Urbanization, commercialization and globalization contributed to the vibrancy of East African popular music of the 1990s which was mark
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
782.4209676
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML3760.1
LC item number
.S65 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Songs and Politics in Eastern Africa
Publication
Note
11. Music and Politics in Tanzania: a case studyof Nyota-wa-Cigogo
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Foreword; 1. Religious Versification: from Depoliticisation to Repoliticisation; 2. L'intellectuel populaire et l'imaginaire politique : Le cas de Joseph Kamaru; Kamaru, un prophète kikuyu chrétien; La religion prophétique comme cadre de compréhensiondu politique; Une pédagogie du changement; Une théorie de la causalité; Kamaru et le renouveau du nationalisme kikuyu; Un leader et pas un despote; Les élections comme mode populaire d'action politique; Les femmes et le nationalisme kikuyu contemporain
  • 6. Folk poetry as a weapon of struggle: an analysis of the Chaka Mchaka resistance songs of the national resistance movement/army of UgandaIntroduction; Resistance process and mobilisation; 7. Ethnic Identity and Stereotypes in Popular Music: Mũgiithi79 Performance in Kenya; Introduction; Music and Identity; Stereotypes and Ethnic Identity; Cultural Nights; Mau Mau Lyrics; Conclusion; 8. Song and Politics : the case of D. Owino Misiani; Introduction; Luo music and the Kenyan political scene; Owino Misiani; Beyond Kenya: Misiani on governance in Africa
  • Analysing the Kenyan political scene through musicChange of tactic: from controversy to support for theGovernment; Return to controversy; Conclusion; 9. Orature of Combat: Cultural Aesthetics of Song as Political Action in the Performance of the Mau Mau Songs; The Aesthetics of Gikuyu Orature in the MauMau Songs; Song as Political Action; Song as Orature of Combat; 10. Resistance and Performance Dynamics: the case of busungusungu vigilantes' dance of the Sukuma of Tanzania; Introduction; The Sukuma and Sungusungu; Dance and song as a means of communication; Conclusion
  • Conclusion : Kamaru et les autres mises en scène kikuyu de la nation3. Artistic Discourse and Gender Politics in the Gĩkũyũ Popular Song; Approach and method; Roots in patriarchy of popular song expression; Patriarchal narrations; Entry of the Queen: the woman talks back; Conclusion; 4. The Poetics of Gikũyũ mwomboko: Narrative as a Technique in HIV-AIDS Awareness Campaign in Rural Kenya; Introduction; Socio-historical origins of Mwomboko poetry; Performance of Mwomboko poetry; Arrangement and dance movements in Mwomboko; Music and entertainment in response to HIV-Aids awareness
  • The language of Mwomboko singersConclusion; 5. Hip-hop in Nairobi: recognition of an international movement and the main means of expression for the urban youth in poor residential areas; From street "free style", to the studio, to the stage: the caseof Kalamashaka and MauMau camp; The beginning of hip-hop in Nairobi; Different influences; The beginning of success; Problems encountered; The rappers' hopes; Lyrics: the division between militant and non-militantrap; Language of choice; Major themes covered; Conclusion
Control code
ocn830166522
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (421 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789987081080
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36026979
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)830166522
  • pebcs9987081088

Library Locations

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