Name: Prof. Mellitus Nyongesa Wanyama

Designation: Lecturer / Dean of School

School: Music and Performing arts

Department: Ethnomusicology and Musicology

Email: wanyama@kabarak.ac.ke

Address: P.O. BOX Private Bag Kabarak, 20157

Prof. Mellitus Wanyama Publication’s

1. Wanyama, M. N. (2019).Bango. In: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World (EPMOW). Vol. 12. ISBN: HB:978-1-5013-4202-8 https://www.bloomsburypopularmusic.com/search-results?au=Mellitus%20Nyongesa%20Wanyama

2. Wanyama, M. N. (2019).Omutibo. In: TheEncyclopedia of Popular Music of the World (EPMOW).Vol. 12 ISBN: HB: 978-1-5013-4202-8 https://www.bloomsburypopularmusic.com/search-results?au=Mellitus%20Nyongesa%20Wanyama

3. Wanyama, M. N. (2019).Mwomboko. In: TheEncyclopedia of Popular Music of the World (EPMOW). Vol. 12 ISBN: HB: 978-1-5013-4202-8 https://www.bloomsburypopularmusic.com/search-results?au=Mellitus%20Nyongesa%20Wanyama

4. Wanyama, M. N. (2019).Litungu. In: TheEncyclopedia of Popular Music of the World(EPMOW). ISBN: HB: 978-1-5013-4202-8 https://www.bloomsburypopularmusic.com/search-results?au=Mellitus%20Nyongesa%20Wanyama

5. Wanyama, M. N. (2019).Isukuti. In: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the     World (EPMOW). ISBN: HB: 978-1-5013-4202-8 https://www.bloomsburypopularmusic.com/search-results?au=Mellitus%20Nyongesa%20Wanyama

6. Wanyama, M. N. (2019). Rumba. In: TheEncyclopedia of Popular Music of the    World (EPMOW). ISBN: HB: 978-1-5013-4202-8 https://www.bloomsburypopularmusic.com/search-results?au=Mellitus%20Nyongesa%20Wanyama

7. Mbogo, Rosemary Wahu& Wanyama, M. N. (2018). Enhancing Relevance in Education through a Contextually Designed Curriculum. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 5(11),621-630. Published: 2018-11-13. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14738/assrj.511.2018

8. Muhoro, P.M. and Wanyama, M. N. (2017). Psycho-Therapeutic Concerns in Performance Arts and Community Development in AfricaKabarak Journal of Research &Innovation. 5 (1). pp. 129-134. ISSN:N 2305-784X. http://eserver.kabarak.ac.ke:8082/ojs/index.php/journal1/article/view/229/64

9. Monte, E. P., Wanyama M. N.&Kiguru, D. W. (2016). Challenges and Innovations in Africanising Music in the Classroom: A Kenyan Experience. In Kabarak Journal of Research & Innovation. 4 (2). pp. 93-101.ISSN:N 2305-784X. http://eserver.kabarak.ac.ke:8082/ojs/index.php/journal1/article/view/133

10. Wahome, M., Egesa, O. &Wanyama, M. N. (2015) Entrenching Quality Assurance Culture Through Graduate Tracer Studies in East Africa: Lessons Learnt, Challenges and Prospects from MUtrace. International Journal of Education Learning and Development Vol.3, No.2, pp.15-24, March 2015. ISSN 2054-6297 (Print), ISSN 2054-6300 (Online). http://www.eajournals.org/wp-content/uploads/Entrenching-Quality-Assurance-Culture-through-Graduate-Tracer-Studies-In-East-Africa.pdf

11. Wanyama M., Egesah O. B. (2015) Ethnography and Ethno-music of Babukusu   Traditional Male Circumcision; Messaging, Symbolism and Rationale. In Sociology and Anthropology 3(1): 6-18, 2015. Horizon Publishing Corporation.ISSN: 2331-6179 (Print) ISSN: 2331-6187 (Online) http://www.hrpub.org/download/20141201/SA2-19602649.pdf

12. Egesah O. B., Wanyama M. N., V. Muange (2014) The Relevance of Intangible Cultural Heritage inModern Times: Evidence from Babukusu Male Circumcision. In Sociology and Anthropology 2(7): 273-283, 2014. Horizon Publishing Corporation.ISSN: 2331-6179 (Print) ISSN: 2331-6187 (Online) http://www.hrpub.org/journals/article_info.php?aid=1930

13. Misaro, J., Wanyama, M.N., Jonyo, F., Birech, J. &Kiboro, C.N. (2014) Collateral Strategies for Poverty Reduction in Kenya: Prospects and Challenges. In Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development.Vol 5, No 12 (2014). https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Collateral-Strategies-for-Poverty-Reduction-in-and-Misaro-Wanyama/56be138cd54f5e1d01dff3080bddacb75bf1060c

14. Wanyama, M. N.,&Shitubi, I. W. (2012).  Emergent Issues Regarding ‘African Traditional Dance and ‘African Contemporary and Dance’: A Discourse on the Current Theory and Practice of ‘African Dance’ Criticism and Choreography. In         Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies (JETERAPS) 3(4): 433-437 (ISSN: 2141-6990) http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.301.1809&rep=rep1&type=pdf

15. Shitubi, I. W. & Wanyama, M. N. (2012) Music, Movement and Drama in Early Childhood Education: An Assessment of the Moi University Case. In International Journal of Current Research. Vol. 4, 03, pp. 225 – 228, March 2012. ISSN: 0975-833X. http://journalcra.com/sites/default/files/issue-pdf/1750.pdf

16. Sinyei, C. J. M. &Wanyama M. N. (2012).An Assessment of the Availability ofResources to Facilitate Early Childhood Music and Movement Curriculum Implementation in Eldoret Municipality, Kenya. Journal of Emerging Trends inEducational Research and Policy Studies (JETERAPS). ISSN: 2141-6990. http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.301.4136&rep=rep1&type=pdf

17.Wanyama, M. N. &Okong’o, J. B. (2011).Confronting AIDS through Popular Music Cultures   in Kenya: A Study of Princes Jully’s “Dunia Mbaya,” Jack Nyadundo’s  “Ukimwi” and Oduor Odhialo’s “Nyakomollo.” In The Culture of AIDS in Africa: Hope and Healing Through Music and the Arts. Barz, G. and Cohen, J. (eds.).Oxford University Press. pp. 268 – 282.  ISBN: 9780-0-19-974448-0. https://www.worldcat.org/title/culture-of-aids-in-africa-hope-and-healing-in-music-and-the-arts/oclc/694509777

18. Wanyama, M. N. (2008) Dance as a means of cultural identity: A case of the Bukusu Kamabeka dance, Muziki, 5:2, 213-222, DOI: 10.1080/18125980902797013

19. Wanyama, M. N. (2007) ‘Policy and Implementation: A Case of Music Copyright Laws in Kenya.’ In the Journal of Music Research in Africa – MUZIKI (formally known as Ars Nova) ISSN 1812-5980. pp. 27 – 47. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/18125980701754587

20. Wanyama M. N. (2006)The Philosophy of art reflected in African Music: A comparative analysis of Western and African Aesthetic Perspectives.In Centering on African Practice in Musical Arts Education. Peer ReviewedProceedings of 2005 PASMAE Conference at Maputo, Mozambique, 5-6 July 2005.  Stellenbosch: African Minds – Compress.Edited by Minette Mans. pp. 17 – 30.ISBN: 1-920051-49-X.

21. Wanyama M. N. (2006). ‘Music Education: An Unexploited Goldmine in Kenya.’ In International        Journal of Community Music.Proceedings ofMusic and Lifelong Learning Symposiumof April 14-16, 2005: University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A.Edited by Chelcy Boules and Debbie Rohwer. ISSN: 1550-7327. Vol. 4. https://www.academia.edu/26486539/Music_Education_An_Unexploited_Goldmine_in_Kenya

22. Wanyama, M. N. &Okong’o, J. B. (2005). ‘Linking Music Making to Musical Arts   Education in. Africa:A Case Study of Zairean Music.’ In Emerging solutions for Musical arts Education in Africa. Proceedings of 2003 PASMAE conference at Kisumu- Kenya. Edited by Anri Herbst. pp. 327 – 337.ISBN: 1-920051-11-2. http://www.africanminds.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Emerging%20Solutions%20for%20Musical%20Arts%20Education%20in%20Africa.pdf

 

2006 PhD (Ethnomusicology) University of Pretoria
2003 Masters (Literature and Performing Arts) Moi University
2001 Bachelors (Literature and Performing Arts) Moi University
June 2018 to Date Professor and Dean, School of Music and Performing Arts, Kabarak University
2015 to June 2018 Associate Professor and Dean, School of Music and Performing Arts, Kabarak University
2013 – 2015 Associate Professor (Music and Dance), Department of Literature, Theatre and Film Studies, Moi University
2009 – 2013 Senior Lecturer (Music and Dance), Department of Literature, Theatre and Film Studies, Moi University
2006 – 2009 Lecturer (Music and Dance), Department of Literature, Theatre and Film Studies, Moi University,
Year Name of project
2019 Kabarak University School of Music and Performing curriculum review in

collaboration with Prof. Wendy Ralph, a senior Fulbright Scholar from Berklee

College of Music, Boston, USA.

2017 -2018 The Kabarak University Anthem Project
2015 Sixth International Utafiti Foundation Music Workshop in Eldoret, Kenya (Co-ordinator)
2014 -2015 Appointment by H. E. Daniel Arap Moi (The Chancellor of Kabarak University) as

Chair of the Panel of Music Specialists Designing Curriculum for Kabarak

University School of Music and Performing Arts.

1. Wanyama, M. N. (2019).Bango. In: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World (EPMOW). Vol. 12. ISBN: HB:978-1-5013-4202-8 https://www.bloomsburypopularmusic.com/search-results?au=Mellitus%20Nyongesa%20Wanyama

2. Wanyama, M. N. (2019).Omutibo. In: TheEncyclopedia of Popular Music of the World (EPMOW).Vol. 12 ISBN: HB: 978-1-5013-4202-8 https://www.bloomsburypopularmusic.com/search-results?au=Mellitus%20Nyongesa%20Wanyama

3. Wanyama, M. N. (2019).Mwomboko. In: TheEncyclopedia of Popular Music of the World (EPMOW). Vol. 12 ISBN: HB: 978-1-5013-4202-8 https://www.bloomsburypopularmusic.com/search-results?au=Mellitus%20Nyongesa%20Wanyama

4. Wanyama, M. N. (2019).Litungu. In: TheEncyclopedia of Popular Music of the World(EPMOW). ISBN: HB: 978-1-5013-4202-8 https://www.bloomsburypopularmusic.com/search-results?au=Mellitus%20Nyongesa%20Wanyama

5. Wanyama, M. N. (2019).Isukuti. In: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the     World (EPMOW). ISBN: HB: 978-1-5013-4202-8 https://www.bloomsburypopularmusic.com/search-results?au=Mellitus%20Nyongesa%20Wanyama

6. Wanyama, M. N. (2019). Rumba. In: TheEncyclopedia of Popular Music of the    World (EPMOW). ISBN: HB: 978-1-5013-4202-8 https://www.bloomsburypopularmusic.com/search-results?au=Mellitus%20Nyongesa%20Wanyama

7. Mbogo, Rosemary Wahu& Wanyama, M. N. (2018). Enhancing Relevance in Education through a Contextually Designed Curriculum. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 5(11),621-630. Published: 2018-11-13. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14738/assrj.511.2018

8. Muhoro, P.M. and Wanyama, M. N. (2017). Psycho-Therapeutic Concerns in Performance Arts and Community Development in AfricaKabarak Journal of Research &Innovation. 5 (1). pp. 129-134. ISSN:N 2305-784X. http://eserver.kabarak.ac.ke:8082/ojs/index.php/journal1/article/view/229/64

9. Monte, E. P., Wanyama M. N.&Kiguru, D. W. (2016). Challenges and Innovations in Africanising Music in the Classroom: A Kenyan Experience. In Kabarak Journal of Research & Innovation. 4 (2). pp. 93-101.ISSN:N 2305-784X. http://eserver.kabarak.ac.ke:8082/ojs/index.php/journal1/article/view/133

10. Wahome, M., Egesa, O. &Wanyama, M. N. (2015) Entrenching Quality Assurance Culture Through Graduate Tracer Studies in East Africa: Lessons Learnt, Challenges and Prospects from MUtrace. International Journal of Education Learning and Development Vol.3, No.2, pp.15-24, March 2015. ISSN 2054-6297 (Print), ISSN 2054-6300 (Online). http://www.eajournals.org/wp-content/uploads/Entrenching-Quality-Assurance-Culture-through-Graduate-Tracer-Studies-In-East-Africa.pdf

11. Wanyama M., Egesah O. B. (2015) Ethnography and Ethno-music of Babukusu   Traditional Male Circumcision; Messaging, Symbolism and Rationale. In Sociology and Anthropology 3(1): 6-18, 2015. Horizon Publishing Corporation.ISSN: 2331-6179 (Print) ISSN: 2331-6187 (Online) http://www.hrpub.org/download/20141201/SA2-19602649.pdf

12. Egesah O. B., Wanyama M. N., V. Muange (2014) The Relevance of Intangible Cultural Heritage inModern Times: Evidence from Babukusu Male Circumcision. In Sociology and Anthropology 2(7): 273-283, 2014. Horizon Publishing Corporation.ISSN: 2331-6179 (Print) ISSN: 2331-6187 (Online) http://www.hrpub.org/journals/article_info.php?aid=1930

13. Misaro, J., Wanyama, M.N., Jonyo, F., Birech, J. &Kiboro, C.N. (2014) Collateral Strategies for Poverty Reduction in Kenya: Prospects and Challenges. In Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development.Vol 5, No 12 (2014). https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Collateral-Strategies-for-Poverty-Reduction-in-and-Misaro-Wanyama/56be138cd54f5e1d01dff3080bddacb75bf1060c

14. Wanyama, M. N.,&Shitubi, I. W. (2012).  Emergent Issues Regarding ‘African Traditional Dance and ‘African Contemporary and Dance’: A Discourse on the Current Theory and Practice of ‘African Dance’ Criticism and Choreography. In         Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies (JETERAPS) 3(4): 433-437 (ISSN: 2141-6990) http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.301.1809&rep=rep1&type=pdf

15. Shitubi, I. W. & Wanyama, M. N. (2012) Music, Movement and Drama in Early Childhood Education: An Assessment of the Moi University Case. In International Journal of Current Research. Vol. 4, 03, pp. 225 – 228, March 2012. ISSN: 0975-833X. http://journalcra.com/sites/default/files/issue-pdf/1750.pdf

16. Sinyei, C. J. M. &Wanyama M. N. (2012).An Assessment of the Availability ofResources to Facilitate Early Childhood Music and Movement Curriculum Implementation in Eldoret Municipality, Kenya. Journal of Emerging Trends inEducational Research and Policy Studies (JETERAPS). ISSN: 2141-6990. http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.301.4136&rep=rep1&type=pdf

17.Wanyama, M. N. &Okong’o, J. B. (2011).Confronting AIDS through Popular Music Cultures   in Kenya: A Study of Princes Jully’s “Dunia Mbaya,” Jack Nyadundo’s  “Ukimwi” and Oduor Odhialo’s “Nyakomollo.” In The Culture of AIDS in Africa: Hope and Healing Through Music and the Arts. Barz, G. and Cohen, J. (eds.).Oxford University Press. pp. 268 – 282.  ISBN: 9780-0-19-974448-0. https://www.worldcat.org/title/culture-of-aids-in-africa-hope-and-healing-in-music-and-the-arts/oclc/694509777

18. Wanyama, M. N. (2008) Dance as a means of cultural identity: A case of the Bukusu Kamabeka dance, Muziki, 5:2, 213-222, DOI: 10.1080/18125980902797013

19. Wanyama, M. N. (2007) ‘Policy and Implementation: A Case of Music Copyright Laws in Kenya.’ In the Journal of Music Research in Africa – MUZIKI (formally known as Ars Nova) ISSN 1812-5980. pp. 27 – 47. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/18125980701754587

20. Wanyama M. N. (2006)The Philosophy of art reflected in African Music: A comparative analysis of Western and African Aesthetic Perspectives.In Centering on African Practice in Musical Arts Education. Peer ReviewedProceedings of 2005 PASMAE Conference at Maputo, Mozambique, 5-6 July 2005.  Stellenbosch: African Minds – Compress.Edited by Minette Mans. pp. 17 – 30.ISBN: 1-920051-49-X.

21. Wanyama M. N. (2006). ‘Music Education: An Unexploited Goldmine in Kenya.’ In International        Journal of Community Music.Proceedings ofMusic and Lifelong Learning Symposiumof April 14-16, 2005: University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A.Edited by Chelcy Boules and Debbie Rohwer. ISSN: 1550-7327. Vol. 4. https://www.academia.edu/26486539/Music_Education_An_Unexploited_Goldmine_in_Kenya

22. Wanyama, M. N. &Okong’o, J. B. (2005). ‘Linking Music Making to Musical Arts   Education in. Africa:A Case Study of Zairean Music.’ In Emerging solutions for Musical arts Education in Africa. Proceedings of 2003 PASMAE conference at Kisumu- Kenya. Edited by Anri Herbst. pp. 327 – 337.ISBN: 1-920051-11-2. http://www.africanminds.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Emerging%20Solutions%20for%20Musical%20Arts%20Education%20in%20Africa.pdf

 

Research in Ethnomusicology and Musicology, Composition, Arrangement and Performance