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by Kelly Askew

eBook Performing the Nation: Swahili Music and Cultural Politics in Tanzania (Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology) download ISBN: 0226029808
Author: Kelly Askew
Publisher: University of Chicago Press; 1 edition (July 28, 2002)
Language: English
Pages: 392
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Focusing on the politics surrounding Swahili musical performance, Kelly Askew demonstrates the crucial role of popular culture in Tanzania's colonial and postcolonial history.

Focusing on the politics surrounding Swahili musical performance, Kelly Askew demonstrates the crucial role of popular culture in Tanzania's colonial and postcolonial history. As Askew shows, the genres of ngoma (traditional dance), dansi (urban jazz), and taarab (sung Swahili poetry) have played prominent parts in official articulations of "Tanzanian National Culture" over the years.

Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology. Focusing on the politics surrounding Swahili musical performance, Kelly Askew demonstrates the crucial role of popular culture in Tanzania’s colonial and postcolonial history. 00 ISBN: 9780226029801 Published July 2002 Not for sale in Africa.

Performing the Nation book. Focusing on the politics surrounding Swahili musical performance, Kelly Askew demonstrates the crucial role of popular culture in Tanzania's colonial and postcolonial history. As Askew shows, the genres of ng Since its founding in 1964, the United Republic of Tanzania has used music, dance, and other cultural productions as ways of imagining and legitimizing the new nation.

Focusing on the politics surrounding Swahili musical performance, Kelly .

Focusing on the politics surrounding Swahili musical performance, Kelly Askew demonstrates the crucial role. Since its founding in 1964, the United Republic of Tanzania has used music, dance, and other cultural productions as ways of imagining and legitimizing the new nation. In her groundbreaking study Performing the Nation: Swahili Music and Cultural Politics in Tanzania, Kelly Askew (2002) " relates performance unambiguously to the active construction of social life " (p. 23. .

Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2002. Askew has given us a richly detailed and engaging study of cultural politics in Tanzania during its transition from socialism to multipartyism.

Written by. Kelly Askew. Manufacturer: University of Chicago Press Release date: 14 January 2003 ISBN-10 : 0226029816 ISBN-13: 9780226029818.

Gunderson, F. (2005) Kelly M. Askew, Performing the Nation: Swahili Music and Cultural Politics in Tanzania. In: Ethnomusicology, Vol. 49, No. 3, pp. 487-488.

Askew, Kelly M. 2002 Performing the Nation: Swahili Music and Cultural Politics in Tanzania. 1959 Ethnomusicology: A Study of Its Nature, Its Problems, Methods and Representative Personalities to Which Is Added a Bibliography. The Hague: M. Nijhoff

Askew, Kelly M. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Ethnomusicology 53/3:510–18. Barth, Fredrik 1969 Ethnic Groups and Boundaries: The Social Organization of Difference. Nijhoff. 3rd enlarged ed. of Musicologica, 1950).

Since its founding in 1964, the United Republic of Tanzania has used music, dance, and other cultural productions as ways of imagining and legitimizing the new nation. Focusing on the politics surrounding Swahili musical performance, Kelly Askew demonstrates the crucial role of popular culture in Tanzania's colonial and postcolonial history.As Askew shows, the genres of ngoma (traditional dance), dansi (urban jazz), and taarab (sung Swahili poetry) have played prominent parts in official articulations of "Tanzanian National Culture" over the years. Drawing on over a decade of research, including extensive experience as a taarab and dansi performer, Askew explores the intimate relations among musical practice, political ideology, and economic change. She reveals the processes and agents involved in the creation of Tanzania's national culture, from government elites to local musicians, poets, wedding participants, and traffic police. Throughout, Askew focuses on performance itself—musical and otherwise—as key to understanding both nation-building and interpersonal power dynamics.
Comments: (2)
Duktilar
This book was very good. I learned alot about Tanzania's music history and culture but also about the way the music fits into and is made palleable by party politics and policy agendas. The CD was great as well, the varied singing styles were a good addition as were the interpretations of the lyrics. This book has helped to make me a fan of Tanzanian Taarab music. I also liked the fact that the author actually experienced some of what the other performers were feeling by becoming a member of one of the groups and singing with them. Good book overall, very descriptive.
Andromathris
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