Sonic Spaces of the Karoo: The Sacred Music of a South African Coloured Community

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Sonic spaces of the Karoo is a pioneering study of the sacred music of three coloured people's church congregations in the rural town of Graaff-Reinet. Jorritsma's fieldwork involves an investigation of the choruses, choir music and hymns of the Karoo region to present a history of the people's traditional, religious and cultural identity in song. This music is examined as part of a living archive preserved by the community in the face of a legacy of slavery and colonial as well as apartheid oppression. Jorritsma's findings ...

Sonic Spaces of the Karoo: The Sacred Music of a South African Coloured Community 2011, Temple University Press, Philadelphia, PA

ISBN-13: 9781439902370

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