Music in Kenyan Christianity (Jean Ngoya Kidula); and Tamil Folk Music as Dalit Liberation Theology (Zoe C. Sherinian)

  • Jonathan Dueck The George Washington University
Keywords: Hymnody, Song, Liberation Theology, Kenya, East Africa, India, Dalit, Caste, Biography, Bidirectional research, History


Jonathan Dueck reviews two new books: Music in Kenyan Christianity: Logooli Religious Song, by Jean Ngoya Kidula; and Tamil Folk Music as Dalit Liberation Theology, by Zoe C. Sherinian.

Author Biography

Jonathan Dueck, The George Washington University
Jonathan Dueck is Assistant Professor of Writing at The George Washington University. He previously taught at Duke University, the University of Maryland, and the University of Alberta. His music research explores musical practice in affinity groups—North American religions, and sporting communities. He is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Music and World Christianities (forthcoming), and has published articles in Ethnomusicology, the Journal of American Folklore, and Popular Music and Society.