Oral Literature and Transculturality: A Study of Contemporary Cameroonian Songs: Littérature orale et transculturalité : une étude des chansons contemporaines camerounaises

Asian Journal of Humanity, Art and Literature

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Title Oral Literature and Transculturality: A Study of Contemporary Cameroonian Songs: Littérature orale et transculturalité : une étude des chansons contemporaines camerounaises
 
Creator Essomba, Anne Obono
 
Subject hybridity
cultural identity
culture transfer
tradition
 
Description Globalization led by Europe has spread so-called 'universal' values across the globe, which seems to have cultural intermingling as its backdrop. All human endeavors are based on a culture that has become multidimensional. All the time, in their diversity, cultures try to complement and absorb each other. However, in this meeting of cultural giving and receiving, it takes on a new face, the culture shock.  This encounter causes major changes in our modern societies, giving way to a loss of cultural identity and internal imbalance. This article aims to analyze the way in which contemporary Cameroonian musicians use cultural and linguistic facts for communication purposes and other arguments. The aim of our work is to show how the various songwriters have found, through song, a new mode of resistance so that African traditions escape sedimentation. In this way, they reconcile the elements of oral tradition and the contributions of modernity to create a hybrid product. To illustrate our point, we have chosen oral texts from different regions of Cameroon.  In order to better understand the transcultural reality in the texts, we will highlight the marks of traditional and modern aesthetics, then show that the transcultural is seen as a space of symbiosis between the traditional and the modern.
 
Publisher i-Proclaim
 
Date 2021-08-21
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://i-proclaim.my/journals/index.php/ajhal/article/view/573
10.18034/ajhal.v8i1.573
 
Source Asian Journal of Humanity, Art and Literature; Vol. 8 No. 1 (2021): January - June Issue; 55-64
2312-2021
2311-8636
10.18034/ajhal.v8i1
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://i-proclaim.my/journals/index.php/ajhal/article/view/573/530
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Anne Obono Essomba
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
 

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