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    IMS vol. 19

    Bernhard Hanneken & Tiago de Oliveira Pinto (Eds): Mambo Moto Moto. Music in Tanzania Today. (INTERCULTURAL MUSIC STUDIES vol. 19, ed. by Max Peter Baumann and Ralf Martin Jäger. A Series of the Department of Ethnomusicology, Institute for Music Research, Julius-Maximilian University of Würzburg). VWB—Verlag für Wissenschaft und Bildung. Berlin 2016. – 229 pp.; with an 80-minute DVD containing, among other items, the film With the Drums in Their Luggage. ISBN 978-3-86135-650-9. ISSN 1435-5590.

    Abstract

    Looking at the music of present-day Tanzania opens a broad range of perspectives on a multitude of forms of expressions that require a particularly large pluralism of methods. As cooperation und locally added values are no longer blocked out of international musical and cultural activities, the question must be raised how a contemporary musicology may be shaped under these new pretexts. The papers in this volume are vivid proof that also social, historic, commercial, political and other connotations are of interest. Mambo Moto Moto means something like “hot stuff”—a description that is certainly not amiss when talking about the traditional and contemporary music of Tanzania.Ten contributions deal with musical culture and practice in Tanzania, from the vocal polyphony of the Wagogo women (Gerhard Kubik, Philip Küpers and Kedmon Mapana) to traditional and religious music on Zanzibar and along the Swahili coast (Hildegard Kiel, Aisha Othman), from urban trends (Kelly Askew, Werner Graebner) to the music of the quartet Wamwiduka as an example for transcultural musical processes (Tiago de Oliveira Pinto), and from questions of cultural education (Mitchel Strumpf, Kedmon Mapana) to practical aspects of preserving the treasures of Radio Tanzania (David Tinning). These deeply interesting texts offer a view on music in Tanzania that goes far beyond conventional volumes in musicology as it includes research, inventory, didactic aspects and presentations of projects in equal measure.An 80-minute DVD contains the film With the Drums in Their Luggage about the journey of the Ufunuo Muheme Group from their home village in Central Tanzania to Rudolstadt and Weimar in Germany in July 2014. The disc also includes live footage from the bands Dogo Dogo Stars, Jagwa Music, Segere Original, and Wamwiduka.

    CONTENTS

    Vorwort (TIAGO DE OLIVEIRA PINTO) 7

    Preface (BERNHARD HANNEKEN) 9

    TIAGO DE OLIVEIRA PINTO African Music In and Out of Africa. A Transcultural Approach 11

    GERHARD KUBIK The Gogo Tonal-Harmonic System  23

    PHILIPP KÜPPERS & KEDMON E. MAPANA Ng’oma in Chamwino 47

    KELLY ASKEW Neosocialist Moralities versus Neoliberal Religiousities. Constructing Musical Publics in 21st Century Tanzania 61

    WERNER GRAEBNER Other Flavas from Bongo: Mchiriku, Segere & Baikoko—A Look at Alternative Musical Expression in Dar es Salaam 75

    HILDEGARD KIEL Love, Grief and the Sea 97

    AISHA OTHMAN Maulidi Ceremonies in Zanzibar 113

    MITCHEL STRUMPF Different Approaches to Music Education in East Africa. The Past One-Hundred Years 151

    KEDMON E. MAPANA Arts in Education. What Do Tanzanians Need to Know?  171

    DAVID TINNING Reviving the Radio Tanzania Archives  195

    Mambo Moto Moto at TFF Rudolstadt 2014 (4-colour plates)  207

    The Authors  217

    Content of DVD  221

    Index  227

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