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Extensive site about the music and culture of so far 12 peoples in Kenya. It is best to navigate via "tribes" or "index" in the black menu bar at the top of the site. The menu bar on the left hand side is somewhat confusing as you end up in the section for Turkana people by pressing on the "prehistory"-button under "Kenya" (instead of staying in the "Kenya general" menu). The author of this web site wrote the Rough Guides for Tanzania, Zanzibar and First Time Africa. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
This site introduces a project which built up a multimedia language course for Swahili which was meant to appear on a CD-Rom. You can find two samples of the course online (Unit 1 + 10). They contain grammar, exercises, audio samples and two videos concerning greetings/farewells and how to give directions in Swahili. Furthermore, you can find the table of contents of the whole course. ... [editors ilissAfrica]
The library of the School of Oriental and African Studies holds the largest public collection of Swahili manuscripts in Britain. The collection includes more than 250 manuscripts dating from the 1790s to the 1970s. The library also holds microfilms of the manuscripts that were deposited by JWT Allen at the University of Dar es Salaam.Many manuscripts were scribed in Arabic script, and many contain poetry composed in northern Swahili dialects. Letters, stories, notes, essays on history and culture and drafts of published and unpublished books number among the collection's offerings.The Swahili Manuscripts Project aims to create a comprehensive catalogue of the SOAS manuscripts. Some of the manuscripts can be viewed online and you can listen to recitations.
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Homepage of Roderic Knight, Professor of Ethnomusicology at Oberlin College Conservatory. You will find some Infos on Gambian Kora players and drummers, audio samples, the "Guide to the Ethnomusicology LP Collection in the Oberlin College Conservatory Library" and further links. [editors ilissAfrica]
Ntama is an online Journal of African Music and Popular Culture. Until 2008, it was edited at the Music Archive of the Department of Anthropology and African Studies in Mainz, Germany. As the editor, W. Bender, has moved to Hildesheim, it is edited at the Centre for Worldmusic in Hildesheim since 2009. [editors ilissAfrica]
Very extensive site about the Fula / Fulani. You will find information about their culture, society, history, etc. The "education" category offers you grammar, word lists, a glossary and audio samples for the Fulfulde language. Furthermore you can find video files about society and culture. [editors ilissAfrica]