Grundlagenforschung in Swahili Lyrik und Ethnomusikologie
Prof. Dr. Said Khamis
Term:2003 - 2005
Phase 1: Local and Global Aspects of Taarab: A Popular Music Entertainment in East Africa 2000-2003; Phase 2: Local and Global Aspects of Taarab: A Popular Music Entertainment in East Africa – An Examination of Visual Culture and Text 2003-2005.
In both phases, the aim of this research project was to examine the nature of performing art "taarab", so as to find out how it has developed since its inception and the extent and degree of influence from internal (local) and external (global) cultures: both in composition of its musical and lyrical structures through the media.