Institute

of

African Studies

Grundlagenforschung in Swahili Lyrik und Ethnomusikologie


  

Manager:


  

Prof. Dr. Said Khamis



Chair:

Afrikanistik I

Contact:

saidmsera@gmail.com

Staff:

Term:

2003 - 2005

Web:

http://www.afrikanistik.uni-bayreuth.de/de/project...

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.