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Ngoma Memories: A History of Competitive Music
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TitleNgoma Memories: A History of Competitive Music
SubjectSwahili Dance
Religious Life and Customs
Maulidi
Lamu, Kenya, Africa
DescriptionMusic and dance performance, called "ngoma" in Swahili, has been the site of social interaction and cultural creativity on the east African coast for centuries. This dissertation explores the recent history of groups oriented around ngoma activity by sharing the memories of the ngoma experts who once led them.
CreatorRebecca Gearhart, Ph.D.
Collection NameSwahili Expressive Arts Collection (Illinois Wesleyan University)
RightsRebecca Gearhart, Ph.D., Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Illinois Wesleyan University retains the rights to this material. Permission to reproduce these images must be granted by Professor Gearhart. Please contact her at rgearhar@iwu.edu for more information.
Date.Original1998
Date.Digital1998
Format.Originaldissertation
Type.Digitalpdf
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