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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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The Art of the Impossible

(p.281) 16 Epilogue
Music, Modernity, and the Global Imagination

Veit Erlmann

Oxford University Press

The story of the African Choir, Zulu Choir, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo is a story about the disjunctures and ambiguities of racial, national, and personal identities. As such, this story highlights the specific black forms of modernity emerging from the diasporic connections between Africa and the West.

Keywords:   diaspora, African Choir, Zulu Choir, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, modernity

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