Music and Social Change in South Africa: Maskanda Past and Present (BOK)

Kathryn Olsen

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Music and Social Change in South Africa looks at contemporary maskanda-a folk musical genre distinguished by fast guitar picking and blues-style vocal intonation-against the backdrop of South Africa's history. A performance practice that emerged in the early decades of the twentieth century among Zulu migrant workers, maskanda is strongly associated with young Zulu men's experiences of repression and dislocation during imperial and, more particularly, apartheid rule. Working closely with translated song lyrics and musical notation-and applying musical and socio-political analysis to this music and its cultural context-Olsen argues that maskanda offers insight into how the post-apartheid ideal of social transformation is experienced by those who were marginalized for most of the twentieth century. Drawing on a decade of research, Olsen strives to demystify the Zulu part of contemporary experience in South Africa and to reveal some of the complexities of the social, economic, and political landscape of contemporary South Africa.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Kathryn Olsen
Forlag
Marston Book DMARSTO Orphans
ISBN 9781439911365
Antall sider 222 Dimensjoner 15,5cm x 22,9cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 454 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Mining industry, Pollution & threats to the environment, Coal & solid fuel industries