In this Book

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"Cape Town’s public cultures can only be fully appreciated through recognition of its deep and diverse soundscape. We have to listen to what has made and makes a city. The ear is an integral part of the ‘research tools’ one needs to get a sense of any city. We have to listen to the sounds that made and make the expansive ‘mother city’. Various of its constituent parts sound different from each other … [T]here is the sound of the singing men and their choirs (“teams” they are called) in preparation for the longstanding annual Malay choral competitions. The lyrics from the various repertoires they perform are hardly ever written down. […] There are texts of the hallowed ‘Dutch songs’ but these do not circulate easily and widely. Researchers dream of finding lyrics from decades ago, not to mention a few generations ago – back to the early 19th century. This work by Denis Constant Martin and Armelle Gaulier provides us with a very useful selection of these songs. More than that, it is a critical sociological reflection of the place of these songs and their performers in the context that have given rise to them and sustains their relevance. It is a necessary work and is a very important scholarly intervention about a rather neglected aspect of the history and present production of music in the city." — Shamil Jeppie, Associate Professor, Department of Historical Studies, University of Cape Town

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Prologue
  2. pp. xvii-xxviii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-36
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  1. Part One - Memory and Processes of Musical Appropriation
  2. pp. 37-38
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  1. Chapter 1. Music behind the music: Appropriation as the engine of creation
  2. pp. 39-58
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  1. Chapter 2. In the footsteps of the future: Musical memory and reconciliation in South Africa
  2. pp. 59-74
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  1. Part Two - Nederlandsliedjies and Notions of Blending
  2. pp. 75-76
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  1. Chapter 3. The nederlandsliedjies’ “uniqueness”
  2. pp. 77-106
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  1. Chapter 4. The meanings of blending
  2. pp. 107-132
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  1. Part Three - Moppies: Humour and Survival
  2. pp. 133-134
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  1. Chapter 5. Assembling comic songs
  2. pp. 135-178
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  1. Chapter 6. Behind the comic
  2. pp. 179-218
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  1. Conclusion - Memory, resilience, identity and creolisation
  2. pp. 219-236
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  1. Appendix 1. Nederlandsliedjies lyrics
  2. pp. 237-246
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  1. Appendix 2. Cape Malay Choir Board adjudication reports
  2. pp. 247-252
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  1. Appendix 3. Moppie lyrics
  2. pp. 253-320
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  1. References
  2. pp. 321-334
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  1. Interviews with musicians, judges and experts
  2. pp. 335-340
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  1. Back cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781928331513
Related ISBN
9781928331506
MARC Record
OCLC
1001412319
Pages
368
Launched on MUSE
2017-08-23
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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