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Author Israel, Paolo.

Title In Step with the Times : Mapiko Masquerades of Mozambique
Published Athens, OH : Ohio University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (349 pages)
Series New African Histories
New African histories series.
Contents Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Note on Language; Introduction: Rhythms of Change; Part One: Directions; 1: The War of Sexes; 2: Passage, Secrecy, Rivalry; Part Two: Cosmopolitanism (1917-62); 3: Meat Is Meat; 4: Masters of Play; 5: Lowland Nights; 6: Migrant Tunes; Part Three: Revolution (1962-92); 7: Ten Years of War; 8: Youth Power; 9: Faceless Spirits; Part Four: After Socialism (1992-2009); 10: Don't Go Astray; 11: Puppets and Machetes; Epilogue: Resurrections; Notes; Glossary of Shimakonde Terms; Mapiko Genres and Other Dance Genres; Makonde Drums and Other Musical Instruments
Summary The helmet-shaped mapiko masks of Mozambique have garnered admiration from African art scholars and collectors alike, due to their striking aesthetics and their grotesque allure. This book restores to mapiko its historic and artistic context, charting in detail the transformations of this masquerading tradition throughout the twentieth century. Based on field research spanning seven years, this study shows how mapiko has undergone continuous reinvention by visionary individuals, has diversified into genres with broad generational appeal, and has enacted historical events a
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Subject Makonde (African people) -- Rites and ceremonies.
Makonde (African people) -- Social life and customs.
Mapiko (Dance drama) -- History -- 20th century.
Masks, Makonde -- History -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0821444867