Taarab (Music)

Language, culture and communication : the role of Swahili Taarab songs in Kenya, 1963-1990 (sociopolitical communication).

Submitted by KIPS on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 15:54
Author Name: 
King'ei, Geoffrey Kitula

This study explores the formal, thematic and socio- cultural attributes that have contributed to the molding of Swahili taarab songs into a viable medium of sociopolitical communication in contemporary Kenya. The analysis is mainly descriptive and utilizes the sociopolitical and stylistic theoretical perspectives expounded by Terry Eagleton and Emmanuel Ngara as well as insights from the speech-act theory outlined by Elizabeth Traugott and Mary Pratt.

Level of Degree: 
PhD
Degree Year: 
1992
Awarding University: 
Howard University, USA
Holding Library: 
Kenyatta University Moi Library, The PL 8704.L3 K5
University Microfilms International, Publication Order Number: 9239176 Database ID: DAI-A 53/08, p. 27, Feb 13
Supervisor/Advisors: 
Adviser: Mbye B Cham
Subject Terms: 
Swahili literature
Poetry
Singing
Ethnology
Swahili-speaking peoples
Mombasa, Kenya
Taarab (Music)

Usemezo katika nyimbo za taarab

Submitted by KIPS on Thu, 10/31/2013 - 15:26
Author Name: 
Kea, Pauline

Tasnifu hii inajadili swala la usemezo katika nyimbo za taarab. Nyimbo za Watribu kutoka pwani ya Kenya (Mombasa) na kutoka Tanzania ziliteuliwa kama kiwakilishi, kudhihirishia sifa za usemezo katika nyimbo hizi. Nadharia iliyotumika ni ya usemezo, ambayo imehusishwa kwa kiasi kikubwa na mhakiki wa Kirusi Milkhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin. Mihimili ya nadharia hiyo ilitumika kama dira ya kuuongoza utafiti huu katika kuyaafikia malengo yake. Malengo ya utafiti huu yalikuwa ni pamoja na kuchunguza athari za muktadha na mazingira katika utunzi na uimbaji wa nyimbo za taarab.

Level of Degree: 
MA
Degree Year: 
2006
Awarding University: 
Kenyatta University, Kenya
Pagination: 
204p
Holding Library: 
Kenyatta University Moi Library PL 8704.K4U8
Supervisor/Advisors: 
Department of Kiswahili and African Languages/Kitula King'ei/Edwin Masinde
Subject Terms: 
Taarab (Music)
Musical criticism
Language of text: 
Text in Swahili