Composing Apartheid: Music for and Against Apartheid
by Grant Olwage (9781868144563)

Composing Apartheid: Music for and Against Apartheid

Grant Olwage

Release Date: 01 August 2008
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 336
Categories: Africa
Military & Marches
Political Science
Publisher: Witwatersrand University Press Publications
ISBN: 9781868144563
ISBN-10: 1868144569

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 apartheidas social and political topography. 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), major composers (such as Kevin Volans) and works (Handelas Messiah). Musical institutions and previously little-researched performers (such as the African National Congressas 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.

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