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Title:The history of popular music in Malawi, 1891 to 2007: a preliminary communication
Author:Lwanda, JohnISNI
Year:2008
Periodical:The Society of Malawi Journal
Volume:61
Issue:1
Pages:26-40
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Malawi
Central Africa
Subjects:music
history
1900-1999
Art, Architecture, Music, Drama
Popular music--Malawi--History and criticism
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/29779253
Abstract:This paper examines the social history of popular music in Malawi between 1891 and 2007. It examines the characteristics and themes of popular music for the following periods: the precolonial and early colonial period; the period of the John Chilembwe Uprising and WW I; the period starting with the missions, Western education and the spread of Chrisitianity; WW II and after; the nationalist phase (1953-1964); the one-party period (1964-1992); the jazz band era (1970-1983). Furthermore, attention is paid to the role of gender in popular music; AIDS and music; music and politics; gospel music; reggae, ragga and rap; jazz and classical music; and challenges for the future. Bibliogr. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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