SINGING DUNUNA REVERSE1: INTERROGATING THE SYMBOLIC, POLITICAL, CULTURAL AND PATRIOTIC PERSPECTIVES IN A ZAMBIAN POLITICAL CAMPAIGN SONG

  • Kapambwe Lumbwe University of Lusaka
Keywords: Symbolism, Culture, Politics, Patriotism

Abstract

Zambia’s social, cultural political and landscape can be revealed through the gaze of musical arts renditions. Hence, the focus of this article is on interrogating inherent perspectives on symbolism, culture, politics and patriotism inherent in the campaign song ‘Dununa Reverse.’ This article draws ideas from an ethnographic study which involved the utilisation of qualitative approaches of data collection and analysis. The article reveals that the campaign song ‘Dununa Reverse’ portrays that musical arts in the Zambian sense include singing, dancing and dramatisation and have been dynamic and continue to transform, over time. The article also notes that musical arts still remain a strong channel through which ethnic, socioeconomic, musical arts, cultural and political identities have been portrayed, preserved and transmitted from one generation to the next.
Published
2020-11-04
How to Cite
Lumbwe, K. (2020). SINGING DUNUNA REVERSE1: INTERROGATING THE SYMBOLIC, POLITICAL, CULTURAL AND PATRIOTIC PERSPECTIVES IN A ZAMBIAN POLITICAL CAMPAIGN SONG. ZANGO: Zambian Journal of Contemporary Issues, 32, 1-16. Retrieved from https://journals.unza.zm/index.php?journal=ZJOCI&page=article&op=view&path[]=298