The selection and installation of Shangwe chiefs in Gokwe North and South districts of Zimbabwe : an applied ethnomusicological dimension towards violating an indigenous model

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dc.contributor.author Ngara, Renias
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-07T12:36:59Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-07T12:36:59Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.description.abstract The article is based on a research that investigated, from an applied ethnomusicological dimension, the manner in which Shangwe indigenes in Gokwe North and South districts of Zimbabwe violated the indigenous model of selecting and installing chiefs. The scramble and fighting for positions of leadership remains an unresolved challenge in this political world. There are well documented sociological studies about fighting for positions of power and possible solutions being proffered to attempt and reduce the social quandary. The ethnographic paradigm was utilised to collect qualitative data through unwritten interviews that were meant to obtain information about causes for fighting for chieftainship. Findings were as follows: There were undocumented succession plans of passing chieftainship from one household to another; fighting for chieftainship could continue even after the incumbency was endorsed by the State; and fighting for chieftaincy is a way of trying to restore the cultural legacy bestowed to households that do not belong to the genealogy of chiefs. en_ZA
dc.description.department Music en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2020 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.indilinga.org.za en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Ngara, R. 2019, 'The selection and installation of Shangwe chiefs in Gokwe North and South districts of Zimbabwe : an applied ethnomusicological dimension towards violating an indigenous model', Indilinga : African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 78-89. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1683-0296
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/73158
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Indilinga en_ZA
dc.rights Indilinga en_ZA
dc.subject Chieftaincy en_ZA
dc.subject Cultural principles en_ZA
dc.subject Fighting en_ZA
dc.subject Heritage en_ZA
dc.subject Household en_ZA
dc.title The selection and installation of Shangwe chiefs in Gokwe North and South districts of Zimbabwe : an applied ethnomusicological dimension towards violating an indigenous model en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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