n Journal for Contemporary History - Composing apartheid: music for and against apartheid, Grant Olwage (Ed.) : book review

Volume 36, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



In 2004, the annual New Music Indaba (a contemporary music festival) was held in Grahamstown. As a prelude to the festival, a conference was held, dealing with the musics (plural) of apartheid - and specifically, how apartheid was constituted through music. Thirteen of the papers that were delivered were subsequently published in , under the editorship of Grant Olwage, a senior lecturer in the Wits School of Arts at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

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