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Music and dance make me feel alive: from Mandela's prison songs and dances to public policy.

@article{Buis2013MusicAD,
  title={Music and dance make me feel alive: from Mandela's prison songs and dances to public policy.},
  author={Johann S. Buis},
  journal={Torture : quarterly journal on rehabilitation of torture victims and prevention of torture},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={
          55-67
        }
}
  • Johann S. Buis
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Torture : quarterly journal on rehabilitation of torture victims and prevention of torture
How is it possible for song and dance to exist in political incarceration and manifest itself later as public policy responding to apartheid atrocities? Examining the body of songs, oral history accounts, and eye-witness reports provided by fellow-prisoners of Mandela on Robben Island prison, I uncover a psychological environment mediated through music and dance--within the confines of a political prison. This source of prison music-making by political prisoners in detention, provide us with… Expand
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