Research Papers/Topics in Creative Arts

Film And Social Change: Ideology, Class, And Pluralism In Selected East And West African Films

This study examined contemporary African cinema narratives with a view to guiding a socio-ideological reading of the narratives. Specifically, it has drawn connections between the film’s diegesis and the non-diegetic space to which the film addresses. The study addressed three key issues; social and ideological narratives, class struggles, and pluralism of narrative voices. The films analyzed were selected from East and West Africa. From West Africa, the study analyzed Kwaw Ansah’s ...

The Art Of Stage Directing: A Case Ofthree Kenyan Directors

AbstractThis study interrogates the directing techniques/styles used by three Kenyan stage directors: Joseph Murungu a guruin the Schools and Colleges and Universities Drama Festival director, Sammy Mwangi of Heartstrings Entertainment and Andy Ruri of Sparks Theatre Company. The study examines how these directors use their directing techniques to convey thematic concerns, and the factors influencing the techniques/styles used. The study has been informed by the Auteur Theory – a theory tha...

The State, Igad And Civil Society Organizations In Socio-Economic Development Of Turkana District, Kenya : 1963-2006

ABSTRACTAt independence and in post independent period, the people of Kenya had a vision that would guide them to pursue radical socio-economic changes for the common good. But after forty years into independence majority of the people living in Turkana District still lived in abject poverty. This study therefore attempted to examine the roles played by the State, the IGAD and the Civil Society Organizations in the socio-economic development of the people of Turkana District of north-western ...

Nexus Between Literary Texts And Corresponding Film Adaptations: A Reading On Intertextuality

ABSTRACT This research makes a comparative study of antecedent literary texts and their corresponding adapted films. The study is occasioned by the aim of putting to scrutiny the reflections and divergences between the two media. This is necessitated by the argument as to whether the adapted film increased or reduced the value of the antecedent literary text (Cartmell et al. (2008). The study interrogates Things Fall Apart (1958) by Chinua Achebe (adapted into a TV mini-series Things Fa...

Impact Of Curriculum Review Policies On Music Teaching And Learning: Case Of Public Primary Schools In Kiambu County, Kenya 1999-2019.

ABSTRACT The place of music in the Kenyan curriculum of education has for long not been assured as a result of curriculum review and changes. In order to understand how Kenya’s Curriculum Review Policies have impacted the stakeholders in the Public Primary Schools, this study examined the influence of Kenyan education policy and commissions of inquiry into the education system on the attitude /perception on the teaching and learning of Music as a subject in public primary schools in K...

An Analysis Of Semantic Oddities And Phonological Manipulation In Jason Kap-Kirwok’s Poetry

ABSTRACTThis study focused on semantic oddities and manipulation of sound aspects in two of Kap-kirwok‘s poetry collections namely: Heartbeats of the Mind and Loud Monologues Silent Dialogues. The study was premised on the knowledge that style is an important element especially as far as delivering the message of a literary writer is concerned. The study thus sought to investigate the rationale behind Kap-kirwok‘s employment of the above mentioned devices in his poetry. In an environment ...

Mise-En-Scene In Serial Drama Edutainment: A Case Of Setting In Siri, A Locally Produced Entertainment Education Serial Drama Lnkenya

ABSTRACT With the growth of entertainment education (E-E) serial dramas worldwide and the extensive evaluation research on their impacts on the audience, techniques employed during their production have received a short shrift in E-E research. One of the most noticeable techniques in a serial drama production is the mise-en-scene technique and this study examines the role of setting an element of mise-en-scene in a serial drama edutainment. In this study, it is argued that in the hands ...

The Inflectional Structure Of Lubukusu Verbs

ABSTRACTThe study was an analysis of the verbal inflectional morphology of Lubukusu. The linguistic study sought to cross-examine the verbal templatic structure, which appears the same cross-linguistically within Bantu languages. The basis of this study is to focus on subject/object markers, negation, TAM, agreement and inflectional rules. The objectives that guided the research were to describe the order of morphemes in Lubukusu verbs, to find out the morphosyntactic properties of Lubukusu v...

Participation In Choral Music Ensembles And Its Impact On Musicianship Among Music Education Students In Selected Public Universities In Kenya

ABSTRACTMusic, just like other arts requires time for practice. Despite clearly outlined objectives about practical music in the curriculum by the Ministry of Education, several music education trainees do not consistently exhibit the ‘musical’ part of their training. They give their practical music abilities, especially aural musicianship, little or no attention even after spending quality time with their instructors/teachers. This translates to relatively poor performance at assessment....

Factors Affecting Effectiveness Of Maternal Health Care Program Among Women In Machakos County Referral Hospital

ABSTRACTDespite advances in research and the constant support by the government and private partnerships on how to reduce the rate of maternal mortality among women in developing countries. Research still shows that there are still a lot of death associated   with maternal care among both the mothers and the infants. This is an alarming situation to the community development agenda. Many maternal related projects continue to face a lot of challenges which are still to be addre...

Prevalence Of Drug Abuse In Maasai Mara University

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study is to establish the prevalence of drug abuse in Maasai MaraUniversity, main campus and the adverse effects it has on the general wellbeing ofstudents. The following objectives guided research: determining the effects of alcoholabuse to students, providing an in-depth study on the popularization of Marijuana abuseamong youths, establishing the extent of tobacco smoking among students, availability ofdrugs close to the school premises and identifying the most a...

Effects Of Alcoholism Among The Youths: A Case Study Of Roka Location, Kilifi County-Kenya

ABSTRACTThe aim of this study was to investigate the effects of alcoholism on the youths of Roka location, in Kilifi County. The study was guided by the research objectives which were; to identify the causes of alcoholism among the youths, to analyze the effects of alcoholism among the youths, to find out the measures that can be initiated to deal with the problem of alcoholism among the youths. The study will be of great significance as the effort to address alcoholism is the key for the com...

The Social Contexts Of Selected Yoruba Traditional Musical Forms

ABSTRACT This study investigated the social contexts and their influences on the developments of Yoruba traditional musical forms. Historical research design was adopted for the systematic and intensive enquiry into social events and development of musical experiences of the Yoruba people. Fieldwork was conducted in Oyo Alaafin, Ijio, Ketu Republic of Benin, Tube, Abeokuta, Ibadan, Ijebu-Igbo, Kupalo Village in Ibadan and Ipaja Village. Data were collected through observations of musica...

"Pop Goes The Gospel"- The Growth Of Gospel Music In Nigeria

ABSTRACT The subject of gospel music has generated intellectual discourse researchers in the field of etlmomusicology. This is due to the sporadic development of the genre and the unique position it occupies in the field of popular music in Nigeria. Furthermore, the music has witnessed several innovations from music artistes leading to its transformations over the years. A musical genre that was initially the exclusive reserve of the church has now become an entertainment form that has ...

Can A Woman Lead? Unmasking Culturally-Sanctioned Gender Inequality Among The Lemba Of Mposi Area, Mberengwa

Table of ContentsABSTRACT ............................................................................................................................................. iACKNOWLEDGEMENTS .................................................................................................................... iiABBREVIATIONS ...................................................................................................................................... vCHAPTER ONE .................................


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