Marabi Nights: Jazz, 'Race' and Society in Early Apartheid South AfricaChristopher Ballantine (author)
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Based on conversations with legendary figures in the world of music as well as a perceptive reading of music, its socio-political history and social meanings, Ballantine's project is one of sensitive and impassioned curatorship. An accompanying CD of recordings from the 1930s and 1940s yields almost forgotten treasures. A selection of archival images gives the narrative further resonance.
The second edition contains a new chapter on the Manhattan Brothers and singing groups' adaptation of the American close harmony tradition. Through the prism of popular music, the new edition also goes further in its discussion of gender in the context of forced migrant labour in the 1950s.
Publisher: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press
Number of pages: 220
Weight: 385 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 18 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
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