This research paper explores stambeli, a traditional spiritual music in Tunisia, by understanding its musical and spiritual components then identifying ways it is presented in digital media. Stambeli is shaped by pre-Islamic West African animist beliefs, spiritual healing and trances. The genre arrived in Tunisia when sub-Saharan Africans arrived in the north through slavery, migration or trade from present-day countries like Mauritania, Mali and Chad. Today, it is a geographic and cultural intersection of sub-Saharan, North and West African influences.
African Languages and Societies | African Studies | Ethnomusicology | Music Performance | Religion | Sociology of Culture | Sociology of Religion
Mogbo, Nneka, "A Study of Stambeli in Digital Media" (2019). Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection. 3056.