John Kilyungu Katuli

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Department of Music and Dance Kenyatta University
P.O. Box 43844-00100 NAIROBI, KENYA
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John Kilyungu Katuli is an Asst. Lecturer and a PhD candidate at the Department of music and Dance of Kenyatta University. He is holder of B.Ed (Arts) and M.A. degrees from Kenyatta University. His Area of specialization is African Music and Ethnomusicology. In addition to teaching these and other music courses he co-ordinates the teaching and learning African Instruments and dance. He is also Departmental E-Learning coordinator. He has attended several workshops and seminars on E-learning and module writing for Distance and open learning. Katuli is the founder Secretary and current National treasurer Kenya Association for Musical Arts Education (KAMAE) and a Member of Organization for social research in Eastern and Southern Africa. (OSSREA) He has presented papers in several workshops and conferences and has four articles published as chapters in books. He also serves in several Boards of Management of secondary schools. Currently he is involved in a project sponsored by the Kenya Permanent Presidential Music Commission, to document both traditional and contemporary music of Kenya. A project which has led to a production documentaries of Ndumo dance of the Agikuyu, Mbeni dance of the Akamba, a series of Ngoma za Kenya and a Biography of Kenyan Musicians Volume 1.       

Research and Publication of Chapters in Books

  1. Katuli, J.K.E- Learning as a Strategy for Enhancing Access to Music Education (Co-Authors and Elizabeth A. Andang’o) International Journal of Business and Social Science Vol. 2 No. 11 [Special Issue - June 2011]ISSN 2219-1933(pgs 135-139)
  2. Katuli J.K. (2010) KAKAI KOLONZO (1956 -1987) in A BIOGRAPHY OF KENYAN MUSICIANS VOLUME 1 Government Printer: Nairobi ISBN978-9966-21-025-8 (pgs137-150)
  3. Katuli, J.K.Akamba Traditional Music in the Contemporary Music Education inMUSICALITY IN AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE 1 ; Lake publishers and Enterprises Ltd., Kisumu. ISBN 9966-847-10-3 (pgs 73-84).
  4. Katuli, J.K.MUSICALITY IN AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE 1 ; Lake publishers and Enterprises Ltd., Kisumu. ISBN 9966-847-10-3 (pgs 92-102).

Papers in Conference Proceedings

  1. Katuli, J.K (2013) Ethnic Music in Christian Worship: the Challenges of incorporating Traditional Music into the Liturgy of the Catholic Church in Ukambani. In Readings in Ethnomusicology: a collection of papers presented at Ethnomusicology Symposium held at the Department of Fine and performing arts University of Dar es Salaam 2013, Edited by Mitchel Strumpf
  2. Katuli, J.K (2012) Music and Gender identity Construction in the Traditional Education of the Akamba In Readings in Ethnomusicology: a collection of papers presented at Ethnomusicology Symposium held at the Department of Fine and performing arts University of Dar es Salaam 2012, Edited by Mitchel Strumpf(Pg 115-121)
  3. Katuli, J.K (2011): Traditional Music Instruments in Contemporary Education in Kenya. In Readings in Ethnomusicology: a collection of papers presented at Ethnomusicology Symposium held at the Department of Fine and performing arts University of Dar es Salaam 2011, Edited by Mitchel Strumpf (Pg 115-121)
  4. Katuli, J.K. (2010): The Paradoxical Role of Popular Music in Society: A Textual Analysis of the Music of Kakai Kilonzo. In Readings in Ethnomusicology: a collection of papers presented at Ethnomusicology Symposium held at the Department of Fine and performing arts University of Dar es Salaam 2010, Edited by Mitchel Strumpf and Imani Sanga (Pg 143-149)
  5. Katuli, J.K. (2006): The challenges of teaching traditional music in a multicultural society. In the proceedings of East African symposium on refocusing indigenous music in music education in may 16th -18th 2005, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. Pgs

SEMINAR PAPERS PRESENTED AT ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES.

  1. Traditional Music in the Contemporary Setting among the Akamba People of Kenya. A Paper presented atKenya Association for Musical Arts Symposium to be held Kabara University from 2nd to 6th October 2013
  2. Ethnic Music in Christian Worship: the Challenges of incorporating Traditional Music into the Liturgy of the Catholic Church in Ukambani. a paper presented at the 7th annual ethnomusicology symposium to be held at the university of dar es salaam, dar es salaam, tanzania, from 25th to 27th july 2013
  3. Music and Gender identity Construction in the Traditional Education of the AkambaA paper presented at the 6th annual ethnomusicology symposium held at the University of Dar es salaam, Dar es salaam, Tanzania, from 30 July to 4thAugust 2012
  4. Transcription and Notation of Kenyan Music: A pillar for Conservation and Development. A paper to be presented at the permanent presidential music commission 7th National Symposium on Kenyan Music and Dance: Conservation and Development from15th to 21st April 2012
  5. Traditional Music Instruments in Contemporary Education in Kenya. A paper presented at the 5th annual Ethnomusicology Symposium held at the University of Dar Es Salaam, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 21st to 23rd July 2011
  6. Kenyan Traditional Music in the Contemporary Music Education. A paper presented atThe Kenya Association for Musical Arts Educators conference on Music in education and worship hosted by Kabarak University from 1st to 6th March 2011
  7. TheParadoxical Role Of Popular Music In Society: A Text Analysis Of Kakai Kilonzo’s Music a paper presented at the 4th annual ethnomusicology symposium to be held at the University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, from 22nd to 24th July 2010
  8. The Role Of Popular Music In Communicating And Promoting Attitudes And Ideologies: A Textural Analysis Of Kakai Kilonzo’s Songs. A paper presented at the permanent presidential music commission 6th Symposium on Kenyan music and dance: performance, development and conservation, held at Mombasa Government Institute, Mombasa Kenya from 11th to 17th April 2010
  9. The Role of Music in the Traditional Education of the Akamba of Kenya. A paper presented at the 3RD ethnomusicology symposium held at the University of Dar es Salaam TanzaniaFrom 23rd to 25th July 2009
  10. Kenyan traditional music; the unexploited treasure in education. A paper presented at the permanent presidential music commission 5th workshop on Kenyan music: a living treasure. Held at Moi Girls High School, Eldoret,from 12th to 18th April 2009
  11. E- Learning as a Strategy for Enhancing Access to Music Education. A paper presented at the 1st Regional Conference on e-Learning held in July 2008 at Kenyatta University AVU Hall. Nairobi, Kenya
  12. The Use and Function of Kiole Music among the Akamba People of Kenya. The Kenya Permanent Presidential Music Commission Workshop on Music traditions in Kenya held in April 2007 at Kagumo Diploma Teacher’s college, Nyeri, Kenya.
  13. Rethinking the balance between theory and practice for the training of music teachers at Kenyatta University. a paper presented at the PASMAE conference on music education and musical arts in Africa, July 5th - 10th 2005, Maputo, Mozambique.
  14. The challenges of teaching traditional music in a multicultural society. A paper presented at an East African symposium on refocusing indigenous music in music education in may 16th -18th 2005, Kenyatta University-Nairobi- Kenya.
  15. The problems of teaching aurals and music literacy in Kenyan schools. A paper presented at the PASMAE conference on solution for music education in Africa, July 5th - 11th 2003, kisumu - Kenya.
  16. The struggle towards cultural Liberation and Identify in Kenyan Music Education. A paper presented at the PASMAE Conference on solutions for Music Education in Africa July 5th – 11th 2003 Kisumu- Kenya
  17. The Drum Traditions of the Akamba. A paper presented at the International Music Symposium on Africa as the Cradle for a Holistic and Integrated approach to Music: Kenyatta University, Kenya 2002.
  18. Environmental Determination: A Theoretical Framework for research in Music and other Creative Arts. A paper presented at the Music Institute Seminar October 2001.
  19. Ethnic Music in Christian workshop: Aspects of Akamba traditional music in the liturgy of the Catholic Church in Mwingi Deanery. A paper presented at the Kenyatta University Postgraduate seminar of 1998.

CREATIVE WORKS AND ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS.

  1. KITINDO an original composition for mixed voices (SATB) based on the theme of a good company, 2009
  2. Nziie Mutwawa an adaptation and arrangement of a Kikamba grading song for female voices (SSA), 2009
  3. Ninyie Mbolosya an adaptation and arrangement of a Kikamba war song for male voices (TTBB), 2009
  4. Kamenwa Nithe an adaptation and arrangement of a Kikamba grazing song for mixed voices (TTBB), 2008
  5. A Store for the Treasure an original composition for mixed voices (SATB) based the theme in Mathew 6:19, 2008
  6. Mwana Numbulanilye an adaptation and arrangement of a Kikamba grazing song for mixed voices (SATB), 2008
  7. KATHUMO an adaptation and arrangement of a Kikamba milk churning song for mixed voices (SATB), 2007
  8. Kahudavia an adaptation and arrangement of a Pokomo folksong for female voices (SSA), 2003
  9. We Ngai Asaan original composition for mixed voices (SATB) in Kikamba on the theme and prayer for forgiveness. (1998).
  10. Sweet Nymph an original composition for recorder and piano exploring the twelve tone technique (1995)
  11. Kasoni kaiyu an adaptation and arrangement of Kikamba melody for solo voice and piano (1995)
  12. The 18 girls an original composition for piano solo in sonata form (1995)
  13. The four an original composition for recorder and flute exploring the idea of minimalism (1995)
  14. Katuli tula an original composition for flute and piano exploring the idea of programme music in which a bird is hovering from on flower to another (1993)
  15. Sote twaomba an original composition for mixed voices (SATB) in Kiswahili in prayer for wisdom and guidance (1993)
  16. Pambo la Mungu an original composition for female voice (S.S.A.) in which trees are complaining about their destruction by human beings (1990)

 

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