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Music, Modernity, and the Global ImaginationSouth Africa and the West$
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Veit Erlmann

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780195123678

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123678.001.0001

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Songs of Truth and Healing

Songs of Truth and Healing

Searching for a New South Africa

(p.234) 13 Songs of Truth and Healing
Music, Modernity, and the Global Imagination

Veit Erlmann

Oxford University Press

In 1992, two years before South Africa's first democratic elections, Ladysmith Black Mambazo teamed up with playwright Tug Yourgrau in the production of “The Song of Jacob Zulu”. The play, premiered at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, portrays the career of an ANC freedom fighter facing the death penalty and advocates the process of reconciliation initiated by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Keywords:   Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Tug Yourgrau, theater, reconciliation, ANC, armed struggle, democracy

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