• Contributor, V-Dem (Varieties of Democracy) – Democracy, Elections and Political Parties in Zanzibar(2000-2020).
  • Researcher, Providing for Peacekeeping Project – International Peace Institute (IPI) (2015-Ongoing).
  • Research in Popular Music and Culture (2019-Ongoing).
  • Research in Politics and Elections in Tanzania (Ongoing).

Genge Tag

Gengetone Female Braggadocio: Sampling Sylvia Ssaru’s Gengetone Musical Lyricism

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Karin Barber, in her book A History of African Popular Culture observes that popular culture in Africa is the product of everyday life which includes the unofficial and the un-canonical. She further asserts that new popular culture forms do not only emerge out of historical change but they are a part of history. There is a discernible growth in a new form of genge music genre in Kenya which has been christened gengetone. This form of lyrical adventurism is mostly popular among urban youth in Kenya. This genre of music...