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History Dances : chronicling the history of traditional Mandinka dance

Author: Ofosuwa M Abiola
Publisher: Milton : Routledge, 2019.
Series: Routledge advances in theatre and performance studies.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Abiola, Ofosuwa M.
History Dances : Chronicling the History of Traditional Mandinka Dance.
Milton : Routledge, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ofosuwa M Abiola
ISBN: 9780429767852 0429767854 9780429428722 0429428723 9780429767845 0429767846 9780429767838 0429767838
OCLC Number: 1076808621
Notes: Includes index.
Colonization and Islam: A recipe for destruction.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 156 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Series Information; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of contents; Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Manjani, dance of the initiate; The importance of African-derived primary sources; Why written sources will not suffice; Alas, there are always limitations; Book format; Part 1 Lamban, dance of the jali; Introduction; Note; 1 Mande and the emergence of a distinct cultural system; The Mande; Artisan classes; Age- grades; Secret societies; Ancient Ghana; The Susu state and the Mandinka challenge; Kaabu; Sunjata's constitution. Political structure of Sunjata's societyCreation of the Mandinka diaspora; The decline of Mali and the rise of an independent Kaabu; A note on Nyama and dance as a separate entity; A woman's place; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Part 2 Kankouran, dance of the Masquerade; 2 Form and Mandinka dance movements; African dance movement vocabulary; The dance step; Natural body movements; Types of dance; Mandinka dance attire; Traditional instruments for Mandinka dance; The original instrument; Jembe/djembe; Dundun; Krin; Balafon; Kutiro drums of the Gambian Mandinka; Dancer-drummer bond. ConclusionNotes; Bibliography; 3 Deciphering Mandinka dance systems; Dance and culture: A symbiotic relationship; Dance and gender; Complexity of steps; Lamban jalidon/jelidon; Gambian Mandinka and Kutiro drums; Interrogation of the dance practitioner and the dance knowledge source; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; 4 Mandinka dance: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow; Dance in the village; Dance transformations and safeguards for conducting research on dance; Traditional vs. Modernity: Payment for dance instruction; Keita Fodéba and the creation of the African ballet format; The audience. The new generation and the extinction of Mandinka dance systemsConclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Part 3 Dundunbah, strength, and endurance; 5 Slavery in Africa and its influence on dance systems; Slavery in Africa; African indigenous servile systems; Pre-seventh century effects of ISS on the social groups and dance; Arab slavery and early states in Western Sudan; Slave raids and the survival of dance in the early periods; Traditional safeguards; Importance of dance systems in early states in Senegambia; The transatlantic slave trade, dance, and regional instability. First contact: The arrival of the PortugueseSlavery and demography in Senegambia; Cultural innovations; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; 6 Foreign religions, colonialism, Modernity, and dance; Islam in Senegambia; The expansion of Mali and Islam; Early Islam and the expansion of dance and cultural systems; Marabouts: Agents of Islamic jihads; Origins of Islamic revolution in West Africa; Goals of the nineteenth-century jihadists and the impact on dance systems; To dance, or not to dance: Colonialism, Islam, Christianity, and modernity; Colonization and Mandinka dance.
Series Title: Routledge advances in theatre and performance studies.
Responsibility: Ofosuwa M. Abiola.

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