Focus - Music of South Africa
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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List price: $56.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publication date: 4/9/2008
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
|List of Figures|
|About the Author|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|