This thesis examines aesthetic aspects in Bukusu circumcision music. It is based on three hypotheses: that Bukusu circumcision songs through the use of parables, satire and allusions has an educative and social control value for the initiates and the community at large; that the function of various structures in Bukusu circumcision songs is to excite and inspire the performers; and that changes in the organization, context and performance of Bukusu circumcision music are as a result of socioeconomic influences including the emergence of HIV/AIDS.
Bukusu (African people)
This study is an investigation of the sociolinguistic principles governing the Kiswahili lexical absorption into Lubukusu. The study was framed within the Borrowing Transfer Theory. The theory states that when two languages come into contact, there is a possibility of elements from the second language being transferred into the first language of the speakers concerned. Data was collected from fifty (50) Lubukusu~Kiswahili bilinguals of Sirisia Division in Bungoma District in Kenya.
This study seeks to investigate form and content of African music as exemplified by Bukusu circumcision music. Technological products, growth of urban centres, emergence of industries and the widespread of deadly diseases such as HIV/AIDS have led to remarkable adjustments in the social behaviour and other ways of life in African communities. These adjustments have strained the socio-cultural patterns of African traditional ceremonies leading to a shift in the form, content, signiflCallce and performance of music in such ceremonies.
Utafiti huu unachanganua ishara za mawasiIiano na utumizi wa lugha katika uwasiIishaji wa matambiko ya matanga maalum miongoni mwa jamii ya Wabukusu. Lengo kuu la utafiti huu oi kubainisha namna ambavyo ishara tamkwa na zisizo za kutamkwa pamoja na utumizi wa lugha huweza kuwasilisha maana katika jamii husika kupitia kwa ufasiri wa ishara hizo. Tumechanganua ishara tamkwa na zile zisizotamkwa pamoja na matumizi mbalimbali ya lugha. Utafiti wetu uliongozwa na nadharia ya Semiotiki na iIe ya Uchanganuzi Amilifu wa Utamaduni.
Data ilikusanywa kupitia utafiti wa maktabani na ule wa nyanjani.
Male ritual circumcision among the Bukusu of Western Kenya : an indigenous African system of epistemology and how it impacts Western forms of schooling in Bungoma District.
Male circumcision remains one of the most important rites of passage in many African societies. Despite the impact from the influence of Western civilization, some core elements of this rite have remained intact. This study investigates how the Bukusu community of Western Kenya uses male circumcision ritual as a major means by which the society creates men out of boys. The study is focused on the Bukusu male adolescents and how they struggle to make meaning in a world where both modernity and tradition confront them with daunting challenges.
Strategies for developing on-going dialogue between African traditional religions, Islam and Christianity within the context of the Bukusu people of Western Kenya.
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Utafiti huu wneshughulikia suala la upole katika nyimbo na mawaidha katika sherehe za jando zajamii ya Wabukusu. Tulitumia mtazamo wa nadharia ya upole ya Brown na Levinston (1997) basa kipengele cha mikakati ya kuokoa uso. Madhwnuni ya utafiti huu yalikuwa kubainisha kwamba jamii ya Wabukusu huokoa nyuso za wanaohusika kupitia kwa nyimbo na mawaidha katika sherehe za jando za jamii hii.
Nyuso za watahiriwa, jamii ya Wabukusu na za jamii nyingine huokolewa kupitia mawaidha na nyimbo za tohara za jamii ya Wabukusu,
Katika sura ya kwanza, tulieleza kwa ufupi kuhusu usuli wa mada ya utafiti.
Ethnic conflicts may have devastating effects to the economic, political and socio-cultural wellbeing of a state. These effects may spread to the neighbouring states to the extent that the relationship of such a state and her neighbours are affected. There are a number of conflicts along some of the Kenyan borders. This study focused on Mt. Elgon ethnic conflicts. The main objective was to find out what exactly is the main cause of these conflicts and establish the ripple effect to the neighbouring countries and by extension the entire East African region.
The ethnic conflicts within Mt.
The role of Ethnomedia in contemporary communication dynamics: a case study of the Bukusu folk media
This study investigated the role of ethnomedia in todays fast changing communication landscape with special focus on the Bukusu folk media. The communication technology is shifting from analogue to digital. By 2012 Kenya is expected to have fully gone digital. Printed matter such as books and newspapers today can be read electronically. FM radio stations have sprung up in almost every district and are broadcasting in vernacular languages pre-dominant in the target district. Television stations too have increased their coverage areas.
Dhima ya utawala wa Nabongo Mumia katika maenezi ya lugha ya Kiswahili Ubukusuni, Mkoani Magharibi (Kenya)
Utafiti huu umeeleza na kuchanganua dhima ya utawala wa Nabongo Mumia katika maenezi ya lugha ya Kiswahili Ubukusuni, Magharibi mwa Kenya. Utafiti huu ulijikita katika kipindi cha utawala wa Nabongo Mumia tangu kutawazwa kwake kama Chifu Mkuu, mnamo mwaka wa 1910 hadi kifo chake katika mwaka wa 1949.
Katika utafiti huu, tutalenga kuainisha, kueleza kuchunguza na kuchanganua mikakati iliyotumiwa na Nabongo Mumia kuchangia maenezi ya lugha ya Kiswahili. Katika kulifafanua swala la utawala, misingi iliyowekwa ili kufanikisha maenezi ya lugha ya Kiswahili iliangaliwa.