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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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LITERATURE IN ACTION THROUGH SHI FOLK MUSIC


Volume 19, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages 175–184

 LITERATURE IN ACTION THROUGH SHI FOLK MUSIC

Jean-Pierre POLEPOLE BICUNCUMA1

1 Junior lecturer at Walungu Teacher Training College, Institut Supérieur Pédagogique de Walungu, Republic of the Congo

Original language: English

Received 17 July 2016

Copyright © 2017 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


This work is entitled “literature in action through Shi folk music”. Literature and Music are two inevitable and inseparable elements in the traditional Shi folklore. They always go together. In this way, dealing with the present paper we wanted to side with Eno BELINGA who confirmed that “In their traditional aspect, literature and Music are in Black Africa (…) so intimately all together that they most of the time constitute one and same activity. To talk of one without the other is to practice an artificial division that nothing can legitimate” (1965:19).to bring more light to this, we have described some useful musical instruments and collected a folk song entitled Segese which was translated from Mashi, the mother tongue of the minstrel who sang it into English. Thanks to the song in question, it was noticed that the features are highly various, complex and related to both literature and music. We have disclosed along our study that Shi folk Music bears numerous situations and other occurrences which can be interpreted in a literary way.

Author Keywords: literature, folk, satire, enigma, personification.


How to Cite this Article


Jean-Pierre POLEPOLE BICUNCUMA, “LITERATURE IN ACTION THROUGH SHI FOLK MUSIC,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 175–184, January 2017.