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Title:African musics in context: institutions, culture, identity
Editor:Solomon, ThomasISNI
City of publisher:Kampala
Publisher:Fountain Publishers
ISBN:9970252453; 9789970252459
Geographic terms:Uganda
South Africa
performing arts
religious songs
popular music
conference papers (form)
Abstract:This volume is the result of a symposium on ethnomusicology organized at Makerere University (Uganda) in 2011. It follows up on a previous work which was the result of the first symposium. Ethnomusicology is an interdisciplinary field which draws on theory and method from folklore, cultural anthropology, historical musicology, literature, cultural studies and media studies, among other disciplines. This interdisciplinary approach is reflected in themes and issues which are discussed: performing arts, musical sources and archives, religious music, and music 'in motion.' The book focuses primarily on Uganda, but two chapters on Tanzania and South Africa are also included. Contributions: The Uganda national culture policy and the development of the performing arts in Uganda (Joseph Walugembe); Understanding popular music and its development in Uganda (Joe Tabula); Written documentation of the Klaus Wachsmann music collection: repatriating the past to present indigenous users in Uganda (Sylvia Nannyonga-Tamusuza); Performing the archive: repatriation of digital heritage and the ILAM music heritage project SA (Diane Thram); 'Mataali' drums and the cultural cocktail in the Muslim community in Uganda (Abasi Kiyimba); Musical performance, meaning and power: a postcolonial perspective (Nicholas Ssempijja); Popular music and HIV/AIDS: sensitisation about or promotion of HIV in Uganda? (Stella Wadiru); ''Performing Uganda': Ndere Troupe's representation of a ''Ugandan'' identity (Anita Desire Asaasira); Recreating Wagogo music and dance for tourists: the Jipe Moyo Arts Troupe in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (Jenitha Abela Kameli); Kinyankore children's songs: performing adult gender among the Banyankore of Southwestern Uganda (Mercy Mirembe Ntangaare); ''This is the life we have'': music and displacement among the Bududa landslide survivors in Kiryandongo refugee camp, Northwestern Uganda (Dominic D.B. Makwa); Theorising diaspora, hybridity and music (Thomas Solomon). [ASC Leiden abstract]