This book is about the culture of Bahananwa, with emphasis on their music. More than that, writing about the music of Bahananwa has presented the opportunity to enrich and to affirm Sehananwa as a language.
The book should be published as little is known about this community (in fact I asked someone from the area and it’s the first time he heard of the Bahananwa) and the music. This would also be one of the very few publications on the music.
Prof Madimabe MAPAYA
Prof Madimabe MAPAYA holds a PhD in African Studies and specialises in the study of indigenous African music and its implications on African musicology. He is currently Head of the Music Department and a founding member of the Indigenous Music and Oral History Project at the University of Venda. Apart from his university duties, Mapaya is a performing musician with several albums to his name.