The ethnomusicology of the Basotho

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Institute of Southern African Studies, National University of Lesotho , Roma, Lesotho
Sotho (African people) -- Lesotho -- Music -- History and criticism., Music -- Lesotho -- History and criti

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StatementSindile Moitse.
SeriesISAS book series
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LC ClassificationsML3760 .M65 1994
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Paginationix, 128 p. :
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Open LibraryOL962731M
ISBN 109991131108
LC Control Number95980884

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Ethnomusicology of the Basotho. Roma, Lesotho: Institute of Southern African Studies, National University of Lesotho, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Sindile Adelgisa Moitse.

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Coplan (Author)Cited by: Ethno-musicology of the Basotho. Roma, Lesotho: Institute of Southern African Studies, National University of Lesotho, [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Sindile Adelgisa Moitse.

The book includes genealogies going back toa history of the Basotho people from their origins to (when the missionaries arrived), and an account of the rise of Moshoeshoe I (circa –), the founder and first paramount chief of the Sotho people.

The appendix includes chapters on religion, hunting, witchcraft, law and social. Basotho religion just prior to their settlement in Lesotho and the arrival of the Christian traditions. It makes use of whatever sources are available both written and oral including interviews in the field.

It also employs Cumpsty's theory of religion to raise some questions about what might be expected given what is known of the pre-history. Moshoeshoe is seen as the father of the Basotho people as he was responsible for drawing together the scattered Sotho peoples who had been driven apart by Zulu and Ndebele raids, and for creating Lesotho, the Basotho Kingdom.

Moshoeshoe was the son of Mokoleti, a sub-chief and became a minor chief leading a group of young men of the same age.

T T raditionally the Basotho had different ways of dressing, depending on the age of an individual and or the occasion. Traditionally young girls would be dressed in a neckpiece made out of clay beads known as sefaha sa letsopa and a dress made out of clay beads known as thethana ea ing the coming of age, a skirt would be made out of woven fibre or a cow skin skirt known as mose.

The article describes the origins, evolution and status of Sotho1 koriana accordion music from the s through the s and 70s when it was considered shebeen music, and from towhen there was a change of attitude towards it and only sporadic production.

Two concerns are: the status of koriana music, and, its appreciation by Sotho people themselves. Basotho Blankets. The origin of the Basotho blanket goes back over a century. InKing Moshoeshoe I, the founder of of Lesotho, was given a wool blanket as a gift.

The King loved the blanket so much, he abandoned his traditional leopard-skin kaross in favour of the g: Ethnomusicology.

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Description: This book contains a major research into, and deep investigation of Basotho language oral poetry in Lesotho at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

The classical form, the dithoko, which was inspired by tribal wars or battles fought by the Basotho, is explored fully, but the absence of wars, and urbanisation with the economic and social imperatives of modernism, have inspired new forms of poetry.

It reveals the relationship between these Basotho workers and the local and South African powers that be, the "cannibals" who live off of the workers' labor. David Coplan presents a moving. The Basotho hat, a conical woven hat with a distinctive topknot, is a symbol of Lesotho's unification.

It depicts a mountaintop, conical and topknotted, which is visible from the fortress and tomb of Moshoeshoe I (pronounced mo-SHWAY-shway) near Masaru. The Ethnomusicology of the Basotho.

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ISBN Phafoli, Lehlohonolo Samuel: Analysis of the Language Techniques and Thematic Aspects of the Basotho Accordion Music. Ph.D. University of the Free State (Bloemfontein), xi & p.

Ethnomusicology, Winter Two of the book's nine chapters discuss the women involved in Basotho migrant labor: the barmaid poets who take up residence near the mines and spend their time in the shebeens, the drinking establishments "where migrant. The Sotho / ˈ s uː t uː / people, or Basotho / b æ ˈ s uː t uː /, are a Bantu ethnic group of Southern Africa who speak are native to modern Lesotho and South Basotho have inhabited the region since around the fifth century CE and are closely related to other Bantu peoples of the region.

About the author () David B. Coplan is professor in and chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand.

He is the author of Lyrics of the Basotho Migrants and In. It reveals the relationship between these Basotho workers and the local and South African powers that be, the "cannibals" who live off the workers' labour.

Coplan discusses every aspect of the Basotho musical literature, taking into account historical conditions, political dynamics and social forces, as well as the styles, artistry and. Bloomington: Ethnomusicology Publications Group.

Coplan, D. “ The Emergence of African Working-Class Culture in the South African Industriual Revolution,” in Marks, S. and Rathbone, R.

(eds.), Town and Countryside: Essays on African Class. Coplan, David B. "Structure, Secrets and Sesotho: Migrants' Performance and Basotho National Culture." South African Journal of African Languages 10/4 (Nov ) Bibliog. The Basotho have used mathematics in order to count, estimate, measure, philosophize, solve and model, among others.

In this public lecture we show an African origin of mathematics among the Basotho as confirmed by the ambitious book project Sesotho Dictionary of Mathematics.

The Cosmic Knowledge The Basotho trace their genesis to the cosmos. Acculturated harp which is used by Basotho ba Leboa Working at the nexus of musicology, ethnomusicology, and music philosophy and aesthetics, the book presents a synthetic and innovative.

The Basotho blanket (Seana Marena) is a distinctive form of woollen tribal blanket traditionally worn by Sotho people and unique to the Kingdom of Lesotho. Originally gifted to the then ruler King Moshoeshoe I by a British man known only as "Mr Howell" in the late 19th century, these blankets quickly gained popularity in the Lesotho region.

The way that Lesotho men wear these traditional Missing: Ethnomusicology. Books on Lesotho - African History from Brough's Books. In the Time of Cannibals: The Word Music of South Africa's Basotho Migrants (Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology). Ethnomusicology, Winter Froehlich, Hildegard C., and Edward L.

Rainbow. "The Professional Musician in World The Ethnomusicology of the Basotho. New edition. ISAS Book Series.

Roma, Lesotho: Institute of Southern African Studies, National University of Lesotho, ix, pp., bibliog., illus. Mowah, Frank Uche. "The Poetry. Interview - Mpho Molikeng, a multi-talented Mosotho musician has worked says over his year music career, he has learnt how to play over African musical instruments.

Apart from that, he can. It reveals the relationship between these Basotho workers and the local and South African powers that be, the "cannibals" who live off of the workers' labor. David Coplan presents a moving collection of material that for the first time reveals the expressive genius of.

Stow, in his book titled The Native Races of South-Africa, reproduced four designs made by the Bakuena (from Botswana), then living in South Africa. In his book, he suggests that the traditional skills of mural painting described by Campbell were still very much alive - this time in South Africa.

The current meaning of Sesotho, the ‘whole life process’ of the Basotho people, is examined in the context of the divergence between state and nation, between chiefs and people, between region and locality, and between modern and customary institutions and forms of organisation.

Lesotho is unusual in Africa as a state attempting to emerge. Echoes of the Forest: Music of the Central African Pygmies (The Musical Expeditions Series/Book and Compact Disc) Louis Sarno, Jean-Pierre Hallet / Audio Cassette / Published Eli Shepperd's Plantation Songs Eli Shepperd, et al / Paperback / Published The Ethnomusicology of the Basotho Sindile Adelgisa Moitse.

It reveals the relationship between these Basotho workers and the local and South African powers that be, the "cannibals" who live off of the workers’ labor.

David Coplan presents a moving collection of material that for the first time reveals the expressive genius of .ABOUT THIS BOOK The workers who migrate from Lesotho to the mines and cities of neighboring South Africa have developed a rich genre of sung oral poetry—word music—that focuses on the experiences of .And, it is only a reference that is made to this book, no quotation.

I understand that there is not much to quote from "Chaka" becuase it is a novel which is mainly about the history of the Amazulu people and little about Basotho people.

The rest of the books used and acknowledged in this article are written by people who are not Basotho.