ON RECORD, popular Afrikaans music & society, 1900-2017

: van der Merwe (S.)

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193pp., colour illus, paperback, Reprint, Stellenbosch, (2017) 2018

 

Schalk van der Merwe on "the interplay between popular music and the unfolding of Afrikaans culture politics from the start of the twentieth century to the present ... regards both the music mainstream and the alternative, and reveals, among other things, historical cases of compliance and resistance regarding the master narrative of Afrikaner nationalist ideology, the attempts by cultural entrepreneurs to establish authority over popular Afrikaans culture, class tension, lasting racial exclusivity, protest and censorship, and the post-apartheid invocation of Afrikaner nostalgia and white victimhood."

Includes sections on Anton Goosen, Voëlvry, Fokofpolisiekar, Gereformeerde Blues Band, Koos Kombuis, David Kramer, Die Antwoord, and Steve Hofmeyr.

Schalk van der Merwe teaches history at the University of Stellenbisch.