Composing Apartheid

Composing Apartheid

by Shirli GilbertMartin Scherzinger Stephanus Muller and others

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 02/07/2018

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Composing Apartheid is the first book ever to chart the musical world of a notorious period in world history, apartheid South Africa. It explores how music was produced through, and was productive of, key features of apartheid’s social and political topography, as well as how music and musicians contested and even helped to conquer apartheid. The collection of essays is intentionally broad, and the contributors include historians, sociologists and anthropologists, as well as ethnomusicologists, music theorists and historical musicologists. The essays focus on a variety of music (jazz, music in the Western art tradition, popular music) and on major composers (such as Kevin Volans) and works (Handel’s Messiah). Musical institutions and previously little-researched performers (such as the African National Congress’s troupe-in-exile, Amandla) are explored. The writers move well beyond their subject matter, intervening in debates on race, historiography, and postcolonial epistemologies and pedagogies.

ISBN:
9781868149391
9781868149391
Category:
Music
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
02-07-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wits University Press

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