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dc.contributor.authorLebaka, M. E. K.
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-19T17:58:56Z
dc.date.available2016-07-19T17:58:56Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationLebaka, M. E. K. (2014). The cultural and historical significance of Malopo ritual: A Pedi perspective. Acta Theologica, 34(2), 29-43.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1015-8758 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2309-9089 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.4314/actat.v34i2.2
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3432
dc.description.abstractIndeed, the implicit hypothesis that "there is little possibility, if any, for the Pedi traditional healers to experience the supernatural form of healing without performing music and dancing to it" raises the issue of "What makes the dance potent as a healing therapy?" or "What is the role of music in such healing processes?". This article is a result of a guided investigation carried out in order to answer these questions. The primary sources for data collection were literature reviews, informal interviews, observations and recordings. During the study, informal discussions with traditional healers and their trainees revealed that participation in malopo rituals enables community members to inherit their music tradition. The impression created during interviews and observations was that Pedi traditional healers perform malopo songs to communicate with the ancestors. The results suggest that malopo rituals are aimed at enriching the personal and social life of the Pedi community.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectPedi traditionen_ZA
dc.subjectMalopoen_ZA
dc.subjectAncestorsen_ZA
dc.subjectHealingen_ZA
dc.titleThe cultural and historical significance of Malopo ritual: a Pedi perspectiveen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderFaculty of Theology, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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