AAS 330. African Aesthetics and Traditional Religion

User icon Heather Dray
26 October 2023
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Primary sources on African aesthetics, African cosmology, and qualities of African spirituality.


The Journal of Sierra Leone Studies · 31 October 2015 English

Yalunka, Soso, and Vai are more widely spoken in the coterminous countries of Liberia and Guinea and closely related to Mende.5 Kuranko and Kono are part of the Mandeng cluster, …


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Mr. Magwangu poses in front of the courtyard of the Mbanja chapel where we will meet with the initiate of the Boumba. The initiate is a young woman dressed in …


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The Mourides Brotherhood, founded by Ahmadu Bamba in the late 19th century, is the largest Moslem brotherhood in Senegal, and the region around Touba is the main peanut growing area …


BL: British Library · 18 June 2019 English

This song is a modern version of a traditional spiritual song in honour of the Prophet. This music style is known as medeh, and it is the most common traditional …


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Pairs of male and female figures are important and rare objects among the Tabwa. They represent the ancestors of a particular Tabwa lineage and were kept in a special shrine …




USC: University of Southern California · 1949 English

“There is a spiritual revival spreading over Kenya. Sunday service at one of the Chogoria out-schools, Aug. ’49.” Crowd scene showing a large congregation sitting in a wooded area. The …



BL: British Library · 18 June 2019 English

Item note: Negro spiritual arrangement. Recordist's note: In Peter Cooke's notes, this is on TAPE PC 8, TRACK A, item no. 5.