Historical perspectives on dance in Africa / Ofosuwa M. Abiola.

Av: Abiola, Ofosuwa M [aut]
Language: English Publisher: Temple Hills, MD : Intelligentsia Press, [2020]Copyright date: ©2020Beskrivning: xiii, 120 sidor illustrationerInnehållstyp: text Mediatyp: unmediated Bärartyp: volumeISBN: 9781733357104Ämne(n): Dans -- historia | AfrikaDDK-klassifikation: 793.3196 SAB-klassifikation: Rcba
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What is culture? -- Geography, climate & culture in Africa -- Th !Kung healing dance -- Nyanga flute dance -- Egyptian dance from Nubian culture -- The Gnawa: history, culture and dance -- Ethiopia's national dance -- Burundi: history and the arrival of the Tutsi -- Kasa, dance of the Ajamar -- Yoleli and Fulani -- Chad, Mbaye and the Klag -- The Mwaash Mbboy: a Bushong royal dance
Anmärkning bestånd: C16.891 Libris-ID: kwqnvm7chmkk41v4Summary: Embedded within the dances of Africa are repositories of historical narratives, invaluable insights on the mindset of ancient and contemporary peoples, and revelations andbudding hints of developing cultural phenomena. Such information greatly contributes to and facilitates deeper understanding of undeciphered African artifacts. It informs diverse disciplines, including African history, African studies, world history, archaeology, cultural studies, performance studies, and dance history, among other fields. Uncovering previously unknown artifacts is futile if their meaning continues to be a mystery. Historical Perspectives on Dance in Africa introduces students, scholars, and the general public to previously under-researched African dances and their meanings, and the cultural history that gave birth to them
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Innehåller biblografiska referenser och index

What is culture? -- Geography, climate & culture in Africa -- Th !Kung healing dance -- Nyanga flute dance -- Egyptian dance from Nubian culture -- The Gnawa: history, culture and dance -- Ethiopia's national dance -- Burundi: history and the arrival of the Tutsi -- Kasa, dance of the Ajamar -- Yoleli and Fulani -- Chad, Mbaye and the Klag -- The Mwaash Mbboy: a Bushong royal dance

Embedded within the dances of Africa are repositories of historical narratives, invaluable insights on the mindset of ancient and contemporary peoples, and revelations andbudding hints of developing cultural phenomena. Such information greatly contributes to and facilitates deeper understanding of undeciphered African artifacts. It informs diverse disciplines, including African history, African studies, world history, archaeology, cultural studies, performance studies, and dance history, among other fields. Uncovering previously unknown artifacts is futile if their meaning continues to be a mystery. Historical Perspectives on Dance in Africa introduces students, scholars, and the general public to previously under-researched African dances and their meanings, and the cultural history that gave birth to them

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