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Songs and Politics in Eastern Africa (Paperback) Loot Price: R1,319 Discovery Miles 13 190
Songs and Politics in Eastern Africa (Paperback): Kimani Njogu, Herve Maupeu
Songs and Politics in Eastern Africa (Paperback): Kimani Njogu, Herve Maupeu

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Songs and Politics in Eastern Africa (Paperback)

Kimani Njogu, Herve Maupeu

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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 marked by hybridity, syncretism and innovativeness. It was a product of social processes inseparable from society, politics, and other critical issues of the day. The lyrics explored socials cosmology, worldviews, class and gender relations, interpretations of value systems, and other political, social and cultural practices, even as they entertained and provided momentary escape for audience members. Frustration, disenchantments, and emotional fatigue resulting from corrupt and dictatorial political systems that stifle the potential of citizens drove and still drive popular music in Eastern Africa as in most of Africa. Songs and Politics in Eastern Africa is an important addition to the study of popular culture and its role in shaping society.

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Imprint: Mkuki Na Nyota Publishers
Country of origin: Tanzania, United Republic of
Release date: October 2007
First published: October 2007
Editors: Kimani Njogu • Herve Maupeu
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 420
ISBN-13: 978-9987-44-942-2
Barcode: 9789987449422
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Music
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LSN: 9987-44-942-5

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