The Changing Faces of Aawambo Musical Arts

  • Language: English
  • 2017
  • 188 pages
  • Illustrations, maps, index
  • Vol. 11
  • ISBN 978-3-905758-83-2
  • ISSN 2296-6986
  • eISBN 978-3-905758-94-8
  • eISSN 2297-444X
Minette Mans

The Changing Faces of Aawambo Musical Arts

How does a peoples’ music reflect their history, their occupations, cultural beliefs and values? These are the core questions that this book addresses in rela-tion to the Aawambo people of Namibia. The author brings to the fore the nuanced views of different people, describing their personal musical experiences – past as well as present. This is the first time that the music and stories of contemporary Namibian musicians is shared alongside those of the elderly. Similarly, it is the first time that some of the traditional Aawambo dances are analysed and described, abundantly illustrated with colourful photographs and several songs. Based on years of personal research, this book will appeal to research scholars, students and other interested readers alike, since its style is accessible but detailed, personal yet objective.

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