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Title: The use of vulgar lyrics by Zimdancehall artists in some of their songs: a survey carried out in Gweru, Midlands, Zimbabwe.
Authors: Chihora, Tinomutenda
Keywords: Vulgar lyrics.
Zimdancehall artists.
Issue Date: Apr-2016
Publisher: Midlands State University
Abstract: This study sought to find out the reasons for the use of vulgar lyrics by Zimdancehall artists in Gweru in some of their songs instead of singing morally upright lyrics which promote healthy living. The study was carried out on the background that Zimdancehall is the music of the moment which is having a strong following among the youth, of which these youths are the future of the nation. The youths who sing Zimdancehall in Gweru are still in need of special guidance since some of them are still going to high school. Music as a strong carrier of culture has the ability to influence the way an individual behaves, hence the Zimdancehall music has to promote good behaviour that in turn promotes a healthy life. The views of Zimdancehall artists were highly considered to try and come up with some realistic reasons from them who are performing the music. Some views from those who work with artists as well as those who just listen to the music in everyday life were also considered. The views of some authorities on the role of text in a song were consulted in an attempt to come up with reasons that could give the way forward in addressing this way ward behaviour by the Zimdancehall artists in Gweru. Since the study was done in Gweru in a way that avoided high expenses, the findings are seen as giving a clue to the forces that are driving the young Zimdancehall artists into using the vulgar lyrics. However, the researcher sees it fit for a more comprehensive study to be carried out at national level in order for this anomaly to be addressed effectively.
Appears in Collections:Bsc Music And Musicology Honours Degree

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