Wagogo

Wagogo

 

(Gogo), a people in central Tanzania. The Wagogo language belongs to the eastern group of Bantu languages. The estimated population was more than 300,000 in 1967. Approximately 75 percent of the Wagogo are Muslim, but some Wagogo retain their traditional beliefs. Their chief occupations are livestock breeding (longhorn cattle, goats, and sheep) and some hoe farming (sorghum, maize, and cassava). Seasonal migrant labor in the mines, on plantations, and in the cities is increasing.

REFERENCES

Ismagilova, R. N. “Etnicheskii sostav i zaniatiia naseleniia Tangan’iki.” In Afrikanskii etnograficheskii sbornik, vol. 2. Moscow, 1958.
Claus, H. Die Wagogo. Leipzig-Berlin, 1911.
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Per far venire la pioggia i Wagogo sacrificano delle galline nere, delle pecore nere, e del bestiame nero alla tomba degli antenati [...].
[48.] Mabilia M Beliefs and practices in infant feeding among the Wagogo of Chigongwe (Dodoma rural district) Tanzania.
Hukwe travelled the world performing the music of the Wagogo tribe and his legacy is now kept alive by members of his family.
At one point, during a meeting with the Wagogo in their village near Nyambwa, Stanley becomes so incensed at their curiosity, which he interprets as insolence, that he takes "the rowdiest of them by the neck, and before he could recover from his astonishment administered a sound thrashing with my dog-whip, which he little relished" (186).
Mnyampala's first works were intended for the colonial educational system; they include Mila na Desturi za Wagogo wa Tanganyika(1954; "History, Traditions, and Customs of the Gogo People of Tanganyika") and Kisa cha Mrina Asali na Wenzake Wawili (1961; "The Tale of the Honey Gatherer and His Two Friends").
And a Negro soldier (strong as a Wagogo warrior and brave as KaMpande, King of the Zulus) aims his rifle at a redcoat while a major points the frailest pink finger ever in danger of being shot off in a revolutionary war.
Un ejemplo: Polifonias vocales de los wagogo gogo de Tanzania:
Algunos autores, como Lopez (2004), han advertido del riesgo de considerar composicion musical contemporanea a toda musica producida en el presente puesto que, en ese caso, deberiamos incluir tanto la musica compuesta actualmente en Africa por los Wagogos de Tanzania, como la compuesta para la opera de Pekin o para el teatro de marionetas Bunraku de Japon.