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In Township Tonight!: South Africa's Black City Music and Theatre (Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology)

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David B. Coplans pioneering social history of black South Africas urban music, dance, and theatre established itself as a classic soon after its publication in 1985. As the first substantial history of black performing arts in South Africa, In Township Tonight! was championed by a broad range of scholars and treasured by fans of South African music. Now completely revised, expanded, and updated, this new edition takes account of developments over the last thirty years while reflecting on the massive changes in South African politics and society since the end of the apartheid era.

In vivid detail, Coplan comprehensively explores more than three centuries of the diverse history of South Africas black popular culture, taking readers from indigenous musical traditions into the world of slave orchestras, pennywhistlers, clergyman-composers, the gumboot dances of mineworkers, and touring minstrelsy and vaudeville acts. This up-to-date edition of a landmark work will be welcomed by scholars of ethnomusicology and African studies, world music fans, and anyone concerned with South Africa and its development.

About the Author

David B. Coplan is professor in and chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is the author of Lyrics of the Basotho Migrants and In the Time of Cannibals: The Word Music of South Africas Basotho Migrants, the latter also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226115672
Author:
Coplan, David
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Coplan, David B.
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Blacks
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Ethnomusicology
Subject:
Africa - South - Republic of South Africa
Subject:
Blacks -- South Africa -- Music.
Subject:
Music -- South Africa -- History and criticism.
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Second Edition, Second Edition
Series:
Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 color plates, 24 halftones
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Ethnomusicology
Arts and Entertainment » Music » General
Arts and Entertainment » Music » World Music
History and Social Science » Africa » South Africa
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » World History » Africa

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