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A critical study of the praise singer yesterday, today and tomorrow

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dc.contributor.advisor Mutasa, D. E. Dhliwayo, Elizabeth en 2009-08-25T10:51:52Z 2009-08-25T10:51:52Z 2009-08-25T10:51:52Z 2007-12-31 en
dc.identifier.citation Dhliwayo, Elizabeth (2009) A critical study of the praise singer yesterday, today and tomorrow, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The study sets to establish trends with regard to the role of the praise singer, the changes with regard to the traditional praise singer's rendition/performance and the material or content of his/her poetry. Thus the study highlights the distinction observed between the praise singer of the past and the present praise singer. The study also shows that the praise singer's performance, in terms of his/her role and content, is in the state of flux. The study also demonstrates that the singer of the past and the present praise singer have the same role and their chants or poetry or songs have the same effect. It also highlights situations where praises are chanted in modern times. These are graduation ceremonies, weddings, political gatherings and traditional ceremonies, for example, the annual rain making ceremonies. These events or occasions are inextricably linked to traditional praises. The study also highlights the fact that traditional praises present the history and heroic deeds of members of the clan to which the beneficiary belongs. They also express the deep feeling of royalty and loyalty. Like in the past they boost morale. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (vi, 100 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Poetry en
dc.subject Praise singer en
dc.subject Poet en
dc.subject Musician en
dc.subject Music en
dc.subject Ancestral worship en
dc.subject Appeasement en
dc.subject Love praises en
dc.subject Traditional praises en
dc.subject Traditional performances en
dc.subject Traditional ceremonies en
dc.subject Ancestor worship en
dc.subject.ddc 398.2
dc.subject.lcsh Singers
dc.subject.lcsh Folk literature
dc.subject.lcsh Praise -- Poetry
dc.subject.lcsh Oral tradition
dc.subject.lcsh Time in literature
dc.title A critical study of the praise singer yesterday, today and tomorrow en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department African Languages en M.A. (African Languages) en

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