Music in Kenyan Christianity: Logooli Religious Song - Ethnomusicology Multimedia (Hardback)Jean Ngoya Kidula (author)
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This sensitive study is a historical, cultural, and musical exploration of Christian religious music among the Logooli of Western Kenya. It describes how new musical styles developed through contact with popular radio and other media from abroad and became markers of the Logooli identity and culture. Jean Ngoya Kidula narrates this history of a community through music and religious expression in local, national, and global settings. The book is generously enhanced by audiovisual material on the Ethnomusicology Multimedia website.
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
Music in Kenyan Christianity: Logooli Religious Song is an important contribution to the study of music in Kenyan Christianity. The book explores contemporary African music through the prism of ethnographies through the people's engagement of Christianity as a unifying ideology in the context of history, modernity, nationalisms and globalisation. * Journal of Modern African Studies *
This is an essential text for thinking about world Christianities, because it approaches a particular African Christianity from both insider and outsider perspectives. * Global Forum on Arts and Christian Faith *
The book is a welcome addition to the growing literature on African religious popular culture, and should convince us that interdisciplinary research on popular expressions of Christianity can bring us novel insights and new arguments to the study of social and cultural dynamics of African Christianity. * Anthrocybib *
Music in Kenyan Christianity is a significant study in performance practice in contemporary East African Christianity. The meticulous and sometimes highly sophisticated musical analyses, transcriptions, and the rich historical and ethnographic perspectives illuminate not only ongoing discourses and contestations of syncretism and related analytical notions, they also represent a plausible model of a balanced approach to ethnomusicology-i.e., musical and ethnographical. . . . I strongly recommend this book to researchers, teachers, and libraries in African Studies, Religious Studies, Ethnomusicology, and globalization studies. * International Journal of African Historical Studies *
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