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Dream Journeys: Techniques of the Self and the Biographical Imagination of Bhekizizwe J. Shabalala

Veit Erlmann

in Music, Modernity, and the Global Imagination: South Africa and the West

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195123678
eISBN:
9780199868797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123678.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses the making of Bhekizizwe Joseph Shabalala — founder and lead singer of Ladysmith Black Mambazo — in two works: a biography authored by two black South African journalists and ... More


Music, Modernity, and the Global Imagination: South Africa and the West

Veit Erlmann

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195123678
eISBN:
9780199868797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123678.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

How do Western images of Africa and African representations of the West mirror one another? This book examines the complex issues involved in the making of modern identities in Africa, Europe, and ... More


Fantasies of Home: The Antinomies of Modernity and the Music of Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Veit Erlmann

in Music, Modernity, and the Global Imagination: South Africa and the West

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195123678
eISBN:
9780199868797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123678.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses the cultural and historical background of the music of Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Essentially originating from the harsh world of labor migration, isicathamiya is anything but ... More


Dances with Power: Michael Jackson, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and the Ambiguities of Race

Veit Erlmann

in Music, Modernity, and the Global Imagination: South Africa and the West

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195123678
eISBN:
9780199868797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123678.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses the collaboration between Michael Jackson and Ladysmith Black Mambazo on the music video “Moonwalker”. In comparing Jackson's dance style with that of the South Africans, ... More


Communities of Style: Musical Figures of Black Diasporic Identity

Veit Erlmann

in Music, Modernity, and the Global Imagination: South Africa and the West

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195123678
eISBN:
9780199868797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123678.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on the song “Mbube” by Solomon Linda, a South African classic and milestone in the evolution of isicathamiya. “Mbube” has become the subject of many cover versions, most notably ... More


Epilogue: The Art of the Impossible

Veit Erlmann

in Music, Modernity, and the Global Imagination: South Africa and the West

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195123678
eISBN:
9780199868797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123678.003.00017
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The story of the African Choir, Zulu Choir, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a story about the disjunctures and ambiguities of racial, national, and personal identities. As such, this story highlights ... More


Songs of Truth and Healing: Searching for a New South Africa

Veit Erlmann

in Music, Modernity, and the Global Imagination: South Africa and the West

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195123678
eISBN:
9780199868797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123678.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In 1992, two years before South Africa's first democratic elections, Ladysmith Black Mambazo teamed up with playwright Tug Yourgrau in the production of “The Song of Jacob Zulu”. The play, premiered ... More


Hero on the Pop Chart: Paul Simon and the Aesthetics of World Music

Veit Erlmann

in Music, Modernity, and the Global Imagination: South Africa and the West

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195123678
eISBN:
9780199868797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123678.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on the collaboration between the South African choral isicathamiya group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and US pop star Paul Simon on the Grammy Award winning album “Graceland” in ... More


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