Performing the Nation Swahili Music and Cultural Politics in Tanzania

ISBN-10: 0226029816

ISBN-13: 9780226029818

Edition: 74th 2002

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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: Mixed Media
Pages: 392
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
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
Glossary of Swahili Terms
Song Index
General Index
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