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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


Interlude

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/9780195123678.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter bridges between the two parts of the book by bringing the story of the African Choir into the 20th century, as some of its members became prominent community leaders: Saul Msane as ... More


“Spectatorial Lust”: Spectacle and the Crisis of Imperial Knowledge

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/9780195123678.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The chapter describes the performances of the African Choir in England, focusing on the intersection of the emerging commodity aesthetics with race and gender. Situated at the heart of the conflicted ... More


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