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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


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


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


Africa and the Trope of the Return

Samuel A. Floyd

in The Transformation of Black Music: The rhythms, the songs, and the ships of the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780195307245
eISBN:
9780190651305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307245.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter aims to explore the trans-Atlantic movement of music from the Americas back to Africa, beginning in the early nineteenth century. In so doing, the chapter debunks the notion that the ... More


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