Communicating Through Music: An Analysis of Selected Songs from the Second Chimurenga
Keywords:totemism, culture, biodiversity, indigenous knowledge systems
AbstractEvery community has its own songs and performance styles that communicate, among other issues, its culture, ideology as well as its whims and fantasies. It can be used to communicate parts of all cultural activities and beliefs ranging from joy to the sombre tones of a funeral. Music becomes a social/ideological thread that holds a community together and facilitates all cultural activities in any community in the world. In this article, the writer discusses some effective ways in which music was effectively used to communicate and arouse positive feelings towards the Zimbabwean liberation struggle.
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