Burundi nuptial songs, set in the Burundian socio cultural context, a rigid and radical patriarchy, where males prevail over females, are embedded with cultural taboos and stereotypes which hinder the Burundi feminine condition, consequently
demean Burundi females’ valuation and promotion. This is significantly meant and understood through. This issue has also been observed in western societies where women are not valued and promoted and thereafter stand up and fight for their rights.
Thus, the main objective is to evaluate the message conveyed through Burundi nuptial songs so as to improve Burundi females’ valuation and promotion. Therefore, to achieve the goal of the study, the researcher accounted for the following three specific
? to evaluate, through Burundi nuptial songs, the improvement of female
schooling in valuation and promotion of Burundi females;
? to examine through Burundi nuptial songs, the improvement of work equity
between men and women in valuation and promotion of Burundi females;
? to assess through Burundi nuptial songs, the improvement of education on
family values or virtues in valuation and promotion of Burundi females.
This research work is subdivided into six main chapters such as:
i. Chapter One is “General Introduction” and serves as a theoretical rundown of
the main issues that are raised in the body of the work”;
ii. Chapter Two which is “Literature Review” surveys the literatures that relate to
iii. Chapter Three which is “Research Methodology” describes the methods used
to gather and interpret the data,
iv. Chapter Four which is “The presentation, analysis, interpretation of data, and
discussion of results” presents, analyses and discusses the results;
v. Chapter Five which is “The model as the originality of the study’’ serves as
solution to the problem raised in the course of this study;
vi. Finally Chapter Six which is “General conclusion and recommendations”
summarises the main issues raised and discussed in the body of the research,
shows the contribution of the study in the society and then suggests
recommendations to further researchers.
As far as the Methodology is concerned, the researcher used materials such as Nuptial
Songs, secondary data and the interview guide. For the Methods and the study design,
the researcher adopted a subjectivist and interpretive philosophy. The researcher also
used a hypothetico-deductive and paradigmatic approach. This research is an
exploratory one. For the data collection methods (techniques), the researcher used
both quantitative and qualitative methods as well as discourse analysis.
After presentation, analysis, interpretation and discussion of the results from the data
collected from the songs and the interviews as recapitulated in different tables, the
researcher find out that:
a) There is no discussion of girls’ schooling in the Burundi nuptial song.
However, the participants strongly confirmed (100%) the positive influence of
female schooling on the behaviour of the society members if the message were
conveyed through Burundi nuptial songs.
b) There is no discussion of work equity between Boys and girls in the Burundi
nuptial songs. Nonetheless, the respondents confirmed (70.6%) the positive
influence of work equity between men and women on the behavior of the
members of the society if the message were conveyed through Burundi nuptial
c) There is no full discussion of Family values education in the Burundi nuptial
songs. Meanwhile, the respondents confirmed (96.1%) the positive influence
of Family values education on the behavior of the members of the society if
the message were conveyed through Burundi nuptial songs.
Finally the results from the songs collected in the study field does not fully confirmed
the three hypotheses since amongst the 51 songs collected none of them thoroughly
discussed neither girls’schooling, nor work equity between boys and girls nor family
values education and this constitutes a big gap filled in this research. Consequently,
the researcher proposed the model as the solution to that problem in order to value
and promote Burundi females through nuptial songs and formulated recommendations
for future researchers.