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Author Gunderson, Frank D.

Title Sukuma labor songs from Western Tanzania [electronic resource] : we never sleep, we dream of farming / by Frank Gunderson.

Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description xxxi, 535 p. : ill., maps, music.
Series African sources for African history, 1567-6951 ; v. 11
African sources for African history ; v. 11.
Notes Texts of labor songs with translation into English, musical transcriptions, and commentary.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Songs of the Bayeye (snake hunters) and the Banuunguli (porcupine hunters) -- Songs of the Bayege (elephant hunters) -- Songs of the Baja Nyalaja (Lake Eyasi salt caravaners) -- Songs of the Bapagati (long-distance porters) -- Songs of the Balugu (warriors) and Barugaruga (mercenaries) -- Songs of Askaris (conscripted soldiers) -- Songs of reciprocal village labor -- Songs of the Bagobogobo ("skin wearers") and Bakomyaluume ("dew steppers") competitive farming associations -- Songs of the Bagobogobo in praise of the hoe -- Songs of the Balimi (farmers) concerning disease, drought, and famine -- Songs of nationalist praise for TANU, Julius Nyerere, and Uhuru -- Songs of political discourse during the Ujamaa Epoch (1967-1985) -- Songs concerning the war against Idi Amin -- Songs of praise for the CCM since Julius Nyerere's presidency (1985-1995) -- Songs of the Basungusungu (village vigilante associations).
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Language notes Text in English, Sukuma and Swahili.
Other author ProQuest (Firm)
Subject Work songs -- Tanzania -- History and criticism.
Work songs -- Tanzania -- Texts.
Folk songs, Sukuma -- Tanzania -- History and criticism.
Folk songs, Swahili -- Tanzania -- History and criticism.
Sukuma (African people) -- Music -- History and criticism.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9789004184688 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9004184686 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9789004187603 (e-book)