oa Lagos Notes and Records - Popular songs, literary texts: a literary analysis of Fuji songs
|Article Title||Popular songs, literary texts: a literary analysis of Fuji songs|
|© Publisher:||University of Lagos, Nigeria|
|Journal||Lagos Notes and Records|
|Affiliations||1 Department of English, University of Lagos|
|Publication Date||Jan 2008|
|Pages||119 - 134|
|Keyword(s)||Basic idea, Communal festivals, Hermeneutic exercise, Islamic roots, Literary features, Man's apprehension of life, Message, Non-written medium, Political commentary, Radio transmitted and Translation|
Popular songs, unlike 'traditional' oral productions identified by anthropologists, literary agents / scholars and cultural workers as an important matrix of 'culture', have attracted scant attention from Nigerian critics and cultural workers alike. One of the factors responsible for this literaryicritical lacuna is the 'hybrid' nature of many of these songs which distinguishes them from the 'pure', 'unsullied' creations usually associated with 'oral literature' by the average literary or cultural scholar. Another is their near-total dependence on modem technological wizardry for their production and dissemination.
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