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Title:Performance and social meaning
Editor:Gunner, LizISNI
Year:2015
Periodical:Journal of African Cultural Studies (ISSN 1369-6815)
Volume:27
Issue:3
Pages:247-369
Language:English
City:Abingdon
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Geographic terms:Africa
Ivory Coast - Côte d'Ivoire
Tanzania
South Africa
Zimbabwe
Subjects:music
literature
political action
Link:http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cjac20/27/3
Abstract:The essays in this special issue engage in different ways with the spectrum of expressive practices from both live performance to electronic media focusing on Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ivory Coast and Tanzania. Contributions: Introduction: mapping 'performance and social meaning in Africa' (Liz Gunner); 'Eat squid not fish': poetics, aesthetics, and HIV/AIDS in Tanzania (Kelly M. Askew); Mzee Waziri Omari Nyange: a story of intervention in Tanzanian nation-building with guitar music, sung Swahili poems and healing (Maria Suriano); The question of nationalism in Mzilikazi Khumalo's 'Princess Magogo kaDinuzulu' (2002) (Innocentia J. Mhlambi); Towards a new public space: performance culture in 1980s South Africa (Tom Penfold); Song, identity and the state: Julius Malema's 'Dubul' ibhunu' song as catalyst (Liz Gunner); Music at war: reggae musicians as political actors in the Ivoirian crisis (Anne Schumann); Risky dialogues: the performative state and the nature of power in a postcolony (Wendy Willems). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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