The theme of love in Kadongo Kamu songs
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The study examines the theme of love in the selected Ganda songs. The study was guided by two objectives; to describe the representation of love in kadongo kamu songs. To analyse the effectiveness of sound devices in the developing the theme of love in the aforesaid songs. The study was conducted in Buganda region, Kayunga District, Namagabi LC1 using qualitative methods of research. The respondents were selected using the purposive sampling technique and data was collected using interview, observation and recording methods. Data was analyzed manually and that basically entailed describing the representation of love in kadongo kamu songs and the effectiveness of sound devices used in the selected kadongo kamu love songs. The study used close reading to analyse the data. Close reading helped to develop a deep understanding and a precise interpretation of a literary passage that is based first and foremost on the words themselves. It was concluded that most Ganda love songs carry very important messages and even lessons when listened to attentively and purposefully because the sound devices used therein are intended not only for aesthetic appeal but also for didactic reasons. Recommendations were also made.