Songs of the Women Migrants

R 75.00  

Subtitle: Performance and Identity in South Africa
Author: Deborah James
Publisher: Witwatersrand University Press (1999)
ISBN-10: 186874366X
ISBN-13: 9781868143665
Condition: Very Good. Some wear to top and bottom of spine.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 238
Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.5 x 1 cm
Weight: 0.43 kg

Kiba is a genre of 'traditional' music in South Africa. This book is about its performance and social meaning. Woman migrants from the country's Northern Province have developed the genre, formerly an exclusively male one, in vibrant and stimulating ways. Through an exploration of the richness and variety of the songs, the social background to their performance and the life-histories of female performers, Deborah James opens up novel pathways of interpretation of the significance of such music.

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