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...The South African singer Solomon Linda’s song “Mbube” became so popular that an entire genre of a cappella music was named in its honor. Born in 1909 on a labor reserve near Ladysmith, Linda grew up around traditional Zulu music...
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...The vocal group Mahotella Queens evolved from a studio project for the Gallo Record Company to become one of the most popular female groups in South Africa. The group originated in Johannesburg in 1964. when Rupert Bopape organized...
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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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...The South African singer known as “Mama Africa” led a double life of musical star and political activist during the campaign to end her country’s racist apartheid system. Makeba was born in 1932 in the township of Prospect. Her mother...
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...When the group Ladysmith Black Mambazo was approached by Paul Simon to work on his 1986 album Graceland, it had already dominated the South African mbube scene for almost twenty-five years. In 1960, Joseph Shabalala formed the Black Ones...

“Part of My Being”: Politics and Poetics According to Keorapetse Kgositsile

Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...Keorapetse Kgositsile is the poet laureate of South Africa.Kgositsile died on January 3, 2017, while this book was in production. Born in Johannesburg in 1938, he came of age as an anti-apartheid activist with the African National Congress...

Conclusion: On the Future Study of Marginalized Voices

Quentin Williams

Quentin Williams is a Senior Lecturer in the Linguistics Department at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and also a Research Fellow in the Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research (CMDR) at the same university. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Remix Multilingualism : Hip Hop, Ethnography and Performing Marginalized Voice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In writing this book, I set out to explore an approach to multilingualism that treated it as a dynamic and mobile resource that enables the (re)production of voice and citizenship, a process I have called ‘remixing’ multilingualism...

Designing Hip Hop Sociolinguistics Research on Multilingualism

Quentin Williams

Quentin Williams is a Senior Lecturer in the Linguistics Department at the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and also a Research Fellow in the Centre for Multilingualism and Diversities Research (CMDR) at the same university. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Remix Multilingualism : Hip Hop, Ethnography and Performing Marginalized Voice

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...More than three decades of Hip Hop studies have charted the relationship between Hip Hop culture and young multilingual speakers who use its discursive and semiotic ingredients to initiate novel linguistic trajectories in their various...

Nederlandslied

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The Nederlandslied (Dutch song, pronounced near-der-lunds-lead, often referred to as just the Nederlands) is a prestigious and competitive genre of the Malay Choirs, which are all-male choral groups that host annual choral competitions...

Heavy Metal in South Africa

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Heavy metal in South Africa has experienced a distinctly political development historically. South Africa’s global marginalization during apartheid meant that many international bands boycotted the country, or simply did not regard South...