SOUNDING THE CAPE, music, identity and politics in South Africa

: Martin (D-C.)

R 200.00
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443 pp., illus., paperback, Somerset West, 2013


Denis-Constant Martin examines the history of music in Cape Town and demonstrates that musical creation in the city has always been nurtured by contacts and innovations made possible by exchanges, despite efforts made by racist regimes to racially categorize, separate and divide people.

Denis-Constant Martin is Outstanding Research Fellow of the French National Foundation for Political Sciences attached to the centre "Les Afriques dans le monde", University of Bordeaux, and a Fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Studies, Wallenberg Centre, University of Stellenbosch. He is the author of "Coon Carnival, New Year in Cape Town, Past and Present".