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Pratiques artistiques et tabous aux Comores au XXIe siècle : entre censure et autocensure

Abstract : The play of Said Ahmed Said Tourqui (Sast) entitled Les Barbuffes, and staged at the Alliance française of Moroni in February 2016 sets out to outline the prevention against radicalization was judged blasphemous by a religious group. Contemporary Comorian musicians do not escape either the menaces of aggression. The case of the artist (singer) Nawal Mlanao is revealing of taboos, religious and traditional. It has already been the object of intimidation of wahhabites fundamentalists who reproaches her of transgressing Islamic rites. The analysis of her musical works allows us to understand the elements which reveal the religious and traditional taboos in the Comorean society. This article is intended to shed light on the role played by artistic practices and the way in which contemporary artists lift up the veil on the taboos to which the Comorean society has to face in this beginning of the 21st century. This will allow to understand the way in which these practices transgress the sacred and the prohibitions. This approach allows us to understand as well how these artistic productions become a source of provocation and falls under the censorship blow.
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Badroudine Abdou Nouhou. Pratiques artistiques et tabous aux Comores au XXIe siècle : entre censure et autocensure. Carnets de Recherches de l'océan Indien, 2021, Mutations et transitions dans l'océan Indien, 7, pp.89-104. ⟨10.26171/carnets-oi_0707⟩. ⟨hal-03603615⟩

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