Muziki : Journal of Music Research in Africa - latest Issue
Volume 3, Issue 2, 2006
Source: Muziki : Journal of Music Research in Africa 3, pp 1 –13 (2006)More Less
This position paper situates music - and Community Music Therapy in particular - within the socio-political narratives of the HIV / AIDS pandemic in South Africa. Two narratives are selected from current thinking in two public spaces, one political and the other academic. The first is embodied in a 2004 Unicef document that explicitly sanctions the linking of music and HIV / AIDS. The document states that youth groups need to be organised to 'use drama and music to encourage HIV prevention, and compassion for people living with AIDS, their families and orphans'. The second is the notion put forward by music sociologists and cultural musicologists: that music affords social identity and social cohesiveness, as well as social collaboration. This paper is an attempt at knitting together these discursive fields through the applied discipline of Community Music Therapy, and is in two parts. The first outlines the socio-cultural construction of HIV / AIDS with particular reference to the psycho-social needs of HIV / AIDS orphans; the second suggests that community music therapy may be useful in repairing the 'spoiled identity' that results from the double status of being orphaned, and especially being orphaned as a result of HIV / AIDS.
Author Dirk De KlerkSource: Muziki : Journal of Music Research in Africa 3, pp 14 –46 (2006)More Less
Morton Feldman was born in New York on 12 January 1926; he died in Buffalo on 3 September 1987. He was the guest of honour on whom the First South African Broadcasting Corporation Contemporary Music Festival of 2-9 July 1983 hinged. During this time and until 14 July, he conducted master classes for composers at the SABC in Johannesburg. What he said at the master classes was recorded onto 11 cassettes. The present article is an investigation into his thoughts and opinions on composing as expressed in these tapes. In order to portray his humour, style and specific nuances, we provide copious quotations in the endnotes.
Author Thembele VokwanaSource: Muziki : Journal of Music Research in Africa 3, pp 63 –74 (2006)More Less
Making the Changes : Jazz in South African Literature and Reportage, Michael Titlestad : review articleAuthor Martina ViljoenSource: Muziki : Journal of Music Research in Africa 3, pp 68 –74 (2006)More Less
Drumming, Fynbos and Kuduhorns
African Rhythms, György Ligeti and Steve Reich
Mys Dobré Nadeje / Cape of Good Hope, Jiri Pavlica and Dizu Plaatjies
Fynbos Calling, Ensemble Refugium and Dizu Kuduhorn Band : CD review articleAuthor George KingSource: Muziki : Journal of Music Research in Africa 3, pp 75 –79 (2006)More Less