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Table of contents

Foreword
Preface
CD track list

1. Heating Up!

East Africa
Traditional Music Performance: The Example of Ngoma
What is "Music" in East Africa?
Greetings
Conclusion

2. Traditional Performances in Two Villages and a Town

Introduction
Case Study #1-Nyanhugi Village, Sukumaland, Tanzania
Case Study #2-Bugwere Village, Busoga Region, Eastern Uganda
Case Study #3-Kisumu Town, Western Kenya
Gender and Traditional Music Performance in East Africa
Conclusion

3. Fostering Social Cohesion: Competition and Traditional Musical Performance

Introduction: Competition as Social Cohesion
Case Study #1-Bulabo in Sukumaland, Tanzania

Bufumu
Bagaalu and Bagiika Dance Societies
Samba

Changes and Adaptation in Bulabo
Case Study #2: Choir Competitions in Dar es Salaam
Vignette 1-The Initial Evangelical Encounter
Vignette 2-The Emergence of Tanzanian Voices
Vignette 3-A Post-Colonial Moment
Conclusion

4. Individuals in East African Musical Worlds: Gideon Mdegella and Centurio Balikoowa

Introduction
Vignette 1: Gideon Mdegella
Vignette 2: Centurio Balikoowa
Communities and Musical Specialists
Gideon Mdegella: "Mwalimu"

Mwalimu wa Kwaya: Ritual-Musical Specialists in the Tanzanian Lutheran Church
"I am Able to See Very Far, But I am Unable to Reach There"

Mdegella and "First Class Music"
Centurio Balikoowa

Background
Musical Instruments

Endere (Flute)
Endingidi (Tubefiddle)
Construction of the Endingidi
Ntongooli (Bowl Lyre)
Personal History

Conclusion

5. Situating Traditional Music within Modernity

Introduction
Vignette: Anthems and Identity
Case Study #1: Mu Kkubo Ery 'Omusaalaba

Basic Tenets of Kiganda Traditional Music
Issue of Timbre
Drumming
Issue of Interlocking Patterns

Case Study #2: "The Roots of Benga"
D.O. Misiani, the "King" of Benga
Conclusion: Popular vs. Traditional-"Modernity Happened!"

Chapter 6: Cooling Down!

Introduction
Traditional Music and the Interrelation of the Arts in East Africa

Glossary
Resources
Index



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