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...In the United States, South African jazz horn player Hugh Masekela is best known for his hit single “Grazing in the Grass,” though in his home country his music came to be identified with the struggle against the apartheid system. Born...

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Sazi Dlamini

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Sazi Dlamini is a lecturer in musicology at University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. His scholarly and performance interests include indigenous musical bows, South African popular music history, free-improvisation, new music and children’s indigenous musical performance. He composes and performs on ugubhu, umakhweyana, umqangala and uhadi musical bows and builds flutes, traditional harps from bamboo, reed, horn, calabash and recycled materials. He is founder of the International Bow Music Conference and Insurrections Ensemble and is currently Senior Research Fellow for the ReCentering AfroAsia Project. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 42,768,678 (2003) The Republic of South Africa, the southernmost country in Africa, has a land area of 460,000 sq miles (1,221,040 sq km). Its population is 76 percent black, 13 percent white, 3 percent Asian and 8...

Bebop (Bop)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Bebop, sometimes referred to as bop, was an influential jazz style that emerged in the early 1940s. It was particularly associated with African-American musicians, prominent among whom were trumpeter John Birks ‘Dizzy’ Gillespie, alto...