Focus: Music of South Africa / Edition 2

Focus: Music of South Africa / Edition 2

by Carol A. Muller
     
 

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ISBN-10: 041596069X

ISBN-13: 9780415960694

Pub. Date: 03/04/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Focus: Music of South Africa provides an in-depth look at the full spectrum of South African music, a musical culture that epitomizes the enormous ethnic, religious, linguistic, class, and gender diversity of the nation itself. Drawing on extensive field and archival research, as well as her own personal experiences, noted ethnomusicologist and South African native

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Focus: Music of South Africa provides an in-depth look at the full spectrum of South African music, a musical culture that epitomizes the enormous ethnic, religious, linguistic, class, and gender diversity of the nation itself. Drawing on extensive field and archival research, as well as her own personal experiences, noted ethnomusicologist and South African native Carol A. Muller looks at how South Africans have used music to express a sense of place in South Africa, on the African continent, and around the world: Part I, Creating Connections, provides introductory materials for the study of South African Music. Part II, Twentieth-Century Musical Styles: Music in Migration, moves to a more focused overview of significant musical styles in twentieth-century South Africa-particularly those known through world circuits. Part III, Focusing In, takes the reader into the heart of two musical cultures with case studies on South African jazz and the music of the Zulu-language followers of Isaiah Shembe. The accompanying CD offers vivid examples of traditional, popular, and classical South African musical styles.

About the Author:
Carol A. Muller is Professor of Music (Ethnomusicology) at the University of Pennsylvania

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415960694
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/04/2008
Series:
Focus on World Music Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents


List of Figures     vii
About the Author     xi
Series Foreword   Michael B. Bakan     xiii
Preface     xv
Creating Connections     1
Introduction     3
South African Music: The Lion Sleeps Tonight     5
Twentieth-Century Political History     23
Twentieth-Century Entertainment History: Live and Mediated     33
Graceland (1986): World Music Collaboration     53
Twentieth-Century Musical Styles: Music in Migration     71
Introduction     73
Representing the Past in South African Music     75
South African Music: Brief Definitions     83
Labor Migration: Isicathamiya     99
Labor Migration: Maskanda     113
Labor Migration: Gumboot Dance     129
Focusing In: Two Case Studies     153
Introduction     155
First Case Study: Cape Jazz     157
Post-World War II Cape Town     157
Sathima Bea Benjamin's Cape Town: Popular Culture in the Post-World War II Era     173
Sathima Bea Benjamin as Jazz Musician     185
Second Case Study: Shembe Hymns     203
Mission Hymns and the Founding of the Shembe Community     203
Shembe Hymns     227
Afterword     259
Final Reflections     261
Appendices     269
A Guide to African Music: A Music of Encounters, North, South, East, and West     269
Key Dates in South African History     275
Selected Websites and Guide to Recordings: South Africa and Its Music     281
Themes Common to the Study of African Music: 1980s to Present     295
Discussion of Musical Examples on CD     299
Glossary     311
References     315
Notes     323
Index     327

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