IMANI SANGA

UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM


Associate Professor of Music

IMANI SANGA, Ethnomusicologist, Composer and Choir Conductor, is Associate Professor of Music,in the Department of Creative Arts at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He received his PhD (Music) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (2006). He also holds an MA in Development Studies (2001) and a BA in Music (1999) from the University of Dar es Salaam. Sanga is a recipient of a number of fellowships including the  Five College African Scholars Program (ASP, 2007) and the African Humanities Program (AHP) (2009-2010). His articles on the music of Tanzania and philosophy of music have appeared in Ethnomusicology, Ethnomusicology Forum, Journal of Popular Music Studies, African Studies Review, Folklore,Journal of African Cultural Studies, Journal of Popular Music and Society,International Review of Aesthetics and Sociology of Music and African Music.See Wikipedia, google scholar, academia, Amazon.com, jstor& CURRICULUM VITAE - CV

List of Publications

BOOKS

Sanga, Imani. 2010. Sounds of Muziki wa Injili: Temporal and Spatial Aesthetics of

            Contemporary Church Music in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Saarbrucken: LAP

            Lambert Academic Publishing. Order a copy from Amazon.com

 

Sanga, Imani. 1996. Nyimbo za Tanzania: Lauluja Tansaniasta [Songs from

Tanzania]. Helsinki: Finish-Tanzanian Friendship Society. ((a songbook)).

 

Sanga, Imani. Postcolonial Soundscapes: Aesthetics and Politics of Contemporary

            Music of Tanzania (Book Manuscript IN PROGRESS).


Sanga, Imani. Imagining Music, Enacting Identity: Musical Figures of Identity in

           Literary and Visual Arts of Tanzania. (Book Manuscript IN PROGRESS).



ARTICLES IN INTERNATIONAL REFEREED JOURNALS

Sanga, Imani. (Forthcoming 2016).The Archiving of Siti Binti  Saad and Her
        Engagement
with the Music Industry in Shaaban Robert’s Wasifu wa Siti
        Binti Saad. Eastern African 
Literary and Cultural Studies.

Sanga, Imani. 2015. Musical Figuring of Desire and Identity in Semzaba’s Novel

         Marimba ya Majaliwa. IRASM: International Review of the Aesthetics and

        Sociology of Music 46 (2): 401-421. VIEW or DOWNLOAD

Sanga, Imani. 2014. Postcolonial Archival Fever and the Archiving

of African Identity in Selected Paintings by Elias Jengo. Journal of 

African Cultural Studies 26 (2): 140-154.  VIEW or DOWNLOAD

Sanga, Imani. 2013b. The Limits and Ambivalences of Postcolonial

Consciousness in Mbunga's Church Law and Bantu Music.

Yearbook of Traditional Music 45:125-141. 

VIEW or download PDF

       

Sanga, Imani. 2013. The Figuring of Postcolonial Urban Segmentarity

                                             and  Marginality inBongo Fleva Music inDar es Salaam, Tanzania.

                                           IRASM: International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology

        of Music 44 (2): 385-405.

 

Sanga, Imani. 2011. Music and the regulatory regimes of gender

           sexuality in Tanzania. Journal of Popular Music and Society

           34 (3): 351-368. VIEW or Download PDF.

 

Sanga, Imani. 2011. Mzungu Kichaa and the figuring of identity in

           Bongo Fleva music in Tanzania. IRASM: International Review

          of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music 42 (1):189-208.

         VIEW or Download PDF.

 

Sanga, Imani. 2010. Postcolonial cosmopolitan music in Dar es Salaam:

Dr. Remmy Ongala and the traveling sounds. African Studies

Review 53 (3): 61-76. VIEW or Download PDF.

Sanga, Imani. 2010. The practice and politics of hybrid soundscapes in Muziki

            wa Injili in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Journal of African Cultural Studies
            22 (2): 145-156. VIEW or Download PDF.

 

Sanga, Imani. 2009. Teaching-learning processes in Muziki wa Injili in Dar es

Salaam. African Music 8 (3): 132-143. VIEW or Download PDF.

 

Sanga, Imani. 2008. Music and nationalism in Tanzania: Dynamics of national space

           in Muziki wa Injili in Dar es Salaam. Ethnomusicology 52 (1): 52-84.

          VIEW or Download PDF.

Sanga, Imani. 2007. Gender in church music: Dynamics of gendered space in

Muziki wa Injili in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Journal of Popular Music

Studies 19 (1): 59-91. VIEW or Download PDF.

 

Sanga, Imani. 2006. Composition processes in popular church music in Dar es

Salaam, Tanzania.Ethnomusicology Forum 15 (2): 247- 271.

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Sanga, Imani. 2006. Kumpolo: Aesthetic appreciation and cultural appropriation

 of bird sounds in Tanzania. Folklore 117 (1): 97-102.

VIEW or Download PDF.

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Sanga, Imani. 2013. Review of Alex Perullo's Live from Dar es Salaam: Popular

           Music and Tanzania’s Music Economy. Bloomington and Indianapolis: 

          Indiana University Press. African Studies Review 56 (1): 206-208.

 

Sanga, Imani. 2011. Review of Frank Gunderson's Sukuma Labor Songs from Western

           Tanzania: "We Never Sleep, We Dream of Farming".  African Music

           9 (1): 255-258.

 

Sanga, Imani. 2010. Review of Mwenda Ntarangwi's East African Hip Hop: Youth

           Culture and Globalization. African Music 8 (4) ): 139 -141.

 

Sanga, Imani. 2008. Review of Laura Edmondson's Performance and Politics in

            Tanzania: The Nation on Stage. African Studies Review 51 (3): 211-213.

          VIEW or Download PDF.

 

ARTICLES IN PUBLISHED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Sanga, Imani. 2012. The Figuring of Music Cultures in Literary and Visual Arts of

           Tanzania: Preliminaries and Methodological issues. In Readings in

           Ethnomusicology: A Collection of Papers Presented at Ethnomusicology

           Symposium 2012. Edited by Nitchel Strumpf. Pp.159-172. Dar es Salaam:

           Department of Fine and Performing Arts. VIEW or Download PDF.

 

Sanga, Imani. 2011. The Merging of Vatican II and Cultural Nationalism in Mbunga's

          Church Law and Bantu Music. In Readings in Ethnomusicology:

          A Collection of Papers Presented at Ethnomusicology Symposium 2011.

          Edited by Nitchel Strumpf. Pp.35-40. Dar es Salaam: Department of Fine

         and Performing Arts.

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