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Published on Oct 31, 2011
Ethnomusicology is defined as "the study of social and cultural aspects of music and dance in local and global contexts." Sayings and Proverbs are used within African Cultural Music as a means of conveying, illustrating and justifying for and against certain traditional norms; and this is exactly what the Malian Artist Fatoumata Diawara does and sings about in this song titled 'Boloko' which speaks conerning Female Circumcision. The Bambara Lyrics and English translation are shown within the video.