Performing the Nation Swahili Music and Cultural Politics in Tanzania

ISBN-10: 0226029816
ISBN-13: 9780226029818
Edition: 74th 2002
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Description: Focusing on the politics surrounding Swahili performance, Kelly Askew demonstrates the crucial role of popular culture in Tanzania's history.

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Book details

List price: $49.00
Edition: 74th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 7/28/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Focusing on the politics surrounding Swahili performance, Kelly Askew demonstrates the crucial role of popular culture in Tanzania's history.

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
List of Common Abbreviations
Arts of Governance
Tanga, Tanganyika, Tanzania
Of Ginger Ale and Orange Soda
Weighty Measures, Significant Glances: Taarab Performance and the Constitution of Social Relations
Cultural Revolution in Tanzania?
Competing Agendas: The Production of Tanzanian National Culture
Of Mwanyas and Multipartyism: Taarab Performance and the Tanzanian State
Conclusion: Cultural Policy by and for the People
Song Texts and Translations
Poem from Tanga Technical School
Notes on the Accompanying CD
Notes
Glossary of Swahili Terms
References
Discography
Song Index
General Index

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