The cultural and historical significance of malopo ritual : a Pedi perspective

Show simple item record Lebaka, M.E.K. (Morakeng Edward Kenneth) 2015-03-09T09:30:39Z 2015-03-09T09:30:39Z 2014
dc.description.abstract Indeed, the implicit hypothesis that “there is little possibility, if any, for the Pedi traditional healers to experience the supernatural form of healing without performing music and dancing to it” raises the issue of “What makes the dance potent as a healing therapy?” or ‘What is the role of music in such healing processes?’. This article is a result of a guided investigation carried out in order to answer these questions. The primary sources for data collection were literature reviews, informal interviews, observations and recordings. During the study, informal discussions with traditional healers and their trainees revealed that participation in malopo rituals enables community members to inherit their music tradition. The impression created during interviews and observations was that Pedi traditional healers perform malopo songs to communicate with the ancestors. The results suggest that malopo rituals are aimed at enriching the personal and social life of the Pedi community. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Lebaka, MEK 2014, 'The cultural and historical significance of malopo ritual : a Pedi perspective', Acta Theologica, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 29-43. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1015-8758
dc.identifier.other 10.4314/actat.v34i2.2
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher University of the Free State, Faculty of Theology en_ZA
dc.rights © UV/UFS en_ZA
dc.subject Pedi traditional healers en_ZA
dc.subject Music en_ZA
dc.subject Dancing en_ZA
dc.subject Malopo music as culture en_ZA
dc.subject Pedi traditional music en_ZA
dc.subject Malopo rituals en_ZA
dc.title The cultural and historical significance of malopo ritual : a Pedi perspective en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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