Tracing humour in Paul Matavire's selected songs

Saidi, Umali (2015) Tracing humour in Paul Matavire's selected songs.

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Paul Matavire is well known in musical circles, as well as within popular culture in general for his sting and critical sharpness in social commentary. His songs, addressing various themes of a mostly social-marital nature such as intimacy, romance and social relations, have earned him the name “Doctor Love”. His well-calculated social commentary disseminated to the general public through Sungura music, continues to earn a special place of reverence within the populace in Zimbabwe, even long after his death. Matavire’s songs have been unique in the manner in which he accorded humour a special space within his songs to drive his concerns home. This article traces that humour in some of his selected songs to demonstrate how through the same, social and cultural values crucial for the maintenance of the society are advanced.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humour, social values, urban lingo, code-switching, Matavire
Divisions: Universities > State Universities > Midlands State University
Depositing User: Mr. Edmore Sibanda
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2016 00:32
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2016 00:32

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