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Music of Bahananwa. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 1919281
  • September 2010
  • 168 Pages
  • VDM Publishing House
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Literature on the culture of Bahananwa is not readily available, which means their contribution to knowledge making processes is insignificant. Their indigenous knowledge systems are codified in cultural practices including musical performance. The study of these systems, music included, could translate into fresh modern approaches to the social sciences. This book presents an exposition into the cultural world of Bahananwa. It does so by adumbrating their history, habitat, cosmology and expected communal behavioural patterns. The soundscape and the learning processes involved in transmitting musical knowledge from one generation to the next is discussed, with the benefit of understanding aspects that keep the ‘dynamic' culture intact. Understanding these issues could be helpful to policy makers, curriculum planners and professionals in the cultural industries in their quest to be relevant to the course of modern-day Africa

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Madimabe Geoff, Mapaya.
Madimabe Mapaya is an active researcher with special interest in the indigenous music of Bahananwa of Kgoši Malebogo, in Limpopo Province, South Africa. He is also a recording artist and lecturers in music at the University of Venda.

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