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When Animals Sing and Spirits Dance: Gule Wamkulu: the Great Dance of the Chesa People of Malawi

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When Animals Sing and Spirits Dance: Gule Wamkulu: the Great Dance of the Chesa People of Malawi - Boucher, Claude, and Morgan, Gary J. (Contributions by), and van der Merwe, Arjen (Photographer)
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When Animals Sing and Spirits Dance is an introduction to the diversity and drama that is the gule wamkulu, the 'great dance, ' of the Chewa people of Malawi. Covering 200 characters bedecked in mask and costume or woven structure, the book reveals not only the physical variety of the characters but also analyzes their songs, dances, and often codified messages that are delivered through word and action. It is through the dancers of the gule wamkulu that the ancestors communicate with the living and give instructions on how ...

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When Animals Sing and Spirits Dance: Gule Wamkulu: the Great Dance of the Chesa People of Malawi 2012, Kungoni Centre of Culture and Art, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780957050808

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