God rock Africa: Thoughts on politics in popular black performance in South Africa

  title={God rock Africa: Thoughts on politics in popular black performance in South Africa},
  author={David B. Coplan},
  journal={African Studies},
  pages={27 - 9}
  • D. Coplan
  • Published 1 July 2005
  • Art
  • African Studies
This article is simply a personal reflection, after three decades of “participantobservation” on what has happened to both the idea and the expression of the political imagination in the popular music of black South African youth in the time of freedom. “Post-apartheid era” is the accepted standard phrase, but I thought it might be less wearisome if I did not try to hold up my affective trousers with the “A word” (even if, like an unpaid bill, it is supposed to be in the post) from the start… 
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