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TRAMES. A Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences
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MUSIC, GENDER AND HISTORY AMONG THE LAIMBWE URCHIN GROUP OF BU, CAMEROON; pp. 177–200

Full article in PDF format | DOI: 10.3176/tr.2016.2.04

Author
Henry Kam Kah

Abstract

Music among the youths of Etonghe Bouh serves the purpose of entertainment, social satire, and creativity of the youngsters. Throughout the process of song composition, transmission to actual performance, the girls are very assertive and the boys complement their efforts. The musical heritage which they carry is also a source for the reconstruction of aspects of the history of Bu and Laimbwe in particular and Cameroon in general. The history of Bu is therefore buried in the melodious songs of the youths begging for construction, reconstruction and greater appreciation.


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