Focus - Music of South Africa

ISBN-10: 0415960711

ISBN-13: 9780415960717

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

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Description: For students of world music and world cultures, this authoritative work provides an in-depth survey of the full spectrum of black and white South African music. In 1986, Paul Simons Graceland introduced millions to the sounds of South Africa. But Simons album explores only a few of the many types of music originating within South Africas bordersa musical culture that epitomizes the enormous ethnic, religious, linguistic, class and gender diversity of the nation itself. The author looks at how South Africans (black and white) have used music to express a sense of place in South Africa, on the African continent, and around the world. Drawing on extensive field and archival research, as well as her own personal experiences, noted ethnomusicologist and South African native Carol A. Muller explores the range of sources that make music from South Africa related to, yet so distinct from, other music from the African continent and around the world. The accompanying CD offers vivid examples oftraditional, popular, and classical South African musical styles.

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Book details

List price: $56.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/9/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 358
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.32" long x 0.68" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

List of Figures
About the Author
Series Foreword
Preface
Creating Connections
Introduction
South African Music: The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Twentieth-Century Political History
Twentieth-Century Entertainment History: Live and Mediated
Graceland (1986): World Music Collaboration
Twentieth-Century Musical Styles: Music in Migration
Introduction
Representing the Past in South African Music
South African Music: Brief Definitions
Labor Migration: Isicathamiya
Labor Migration: Maskanda
Labor Migration: Gumboot Dance
Focusing In: Two Case Studies
Introduction
First Case Study: Cape Jazz
Post-World War II Cape Town
Sathima Bea Benjamin's Cape Town: Popular Culture in the Post-World War II Era
Sathima Bea Benjamin as Jazz Musician
Second Case Study: Shembe Hymns
Mission Hymns and the Founding of the Shembe Community
Shembe Hymns
Afterword
Final Reflections
Appendices
A Guide to African Music: A Music of Encounters, North, South, East, and West
Key Dates in South African History
Selected Websites and Guide to Recordings: South Africa and Its Music
Themes Common to the Study of African Music: 1980s to Present
Discussion of Musical Examples on CD
Glossary
References
Notes
Index
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