Marabi Nights: Jazz, 'Race' and Society in Early Apartheid South Africa
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Marabi Nights: Jazz, 'Race' and Society in Early Apartheid South Africa

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Mixed media product 220 Pages / Published: 30/04/2013
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The second edition of Christopher Ballantine's classic Marabi nights - Jazz, `race' and society presents a fascinating view of the marabi jazz tradition in South African popular music to a new generation of music fans and scholars of cultural studies, politics and music.

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
ISBN: 9781869142377
Number of pages: 220
Weight: 385 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 18 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition

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