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Born To Kwaito - Reflections On The Kwaito Generation (Paperback) Loot Price: R191
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Born To Kwaito - Reflections On The Kwaito Generation (Paperback)

Esinako Ndabeni, Sihle Mthembu

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Born To Kwaito considers the meaning of kwaito music now. ‘Now’ not only as in ‘after 1994’ or the Truth Commission but as a place in the psyche of black people in post-apartheid South Africa.

This collection of essays tackles the changing meaning of the genre after its decline and its ever-contested relevance. Through rigorous historical analysis as well as threads of narrative journalism Born To Kwaito interrogates issues of artistic autonomy, the politics of language in the music, and whether the music is part of a strand within the larger feminist movement in South Africa. Candid and insightful interviews from the genre’s foremost innovators and torchbearers, such as Mandla Spikiri, Arthur Mafokate, Robbie Malinga and Lance Stehr, provide unique historical context to kwaito music’s greatest highs, most captivating hits and most devastating lows. Born To Kwaito offers up a history of the genre from below by having conversations not only with musicians but with fans, engineers, photographers and filmmakers who bore witness to a revolution.

Living in a place between criticism and biography, Born To Kwaito merges academic theories and rigorous journalism to offer a new understanding into how the genre influenced other art forms such as fashion, TV and film. The book also reflects on how some of the music’s best hits have found new life through the mouths of local hip-hop’s current kingmakers and opened kwaito up to a new generation.

The book does not pretend to be an exhaustive history of the genre but rather a present-active analysis of that history as it settles and finds its meaning.

General

Imprint: Blackbird Books
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: June 2018
Authors: Esinako Ndabeni • Sihle Mthembu
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 215
ISBN-13: 978-1-928337-67-6
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Music
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Arts & Architecture > Music > Folk music
Books > Arts & Architecture > Music > Contemporary popular music
Books > Humanities > History > African history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies
Books > Arts & Architecture > Music > Contemporary popular music > Rock & pop
Books > Humanities > History > African history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Black studies
Books > Arts & Architecture > Music > Contemporary popular music > Rock & pop > Rap & hip-hop
Books > History > African history
Books > History > African history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Music > Contemporary popular music > Rock & pop
Books > Music > Contemporary popular music > Rock & pop > Rap & hip-hop
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LSN: 1-928337-67-8
Barcode: 9781928337676

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