Performance and politics in Tanzania: the nation on stage

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In Performance and Politics in Tanzania, Laura Edmondson examines how politics,social values, and gender are expressed on stage. Now a disappearing tradition, Tanzanian populartheatre integrates comic sketches, acrobatics, melodrama, song, and dance to produce livelycommentaries on what it means to be Tanzanian. These dynamic shows invite improvisation andspontaneous and raucous audience participation as they explore popular sentiments. Edmondson assertsthat these performances overturn the boundary between official and popular art and offer a new wayof thinking about African popular culture. She discusses how the blurring of state agendas and localdesires presents a charged environment for the exploration of Tanzanian political and socialrealities: What is the meaning of democracy and who gets to define it? Who is in power, and how ispower exposed or concealed? What is the role of tradition in a postsocialist state? How will thefuture of the nation be negotiated? This engaging book provides important insight into thecomplexity of popular forms of expression during a time of political and social change in EastAfrica.

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