Singing Against Apartheid: ANC Cultural Groups and the International Anti-Apartheid Struggle

@article{Gilbert2007SingingAA,
  title={Singing Against Apartheid: ANC Cultural Groups and the International Anti-Apartheid Struggle},
  author={Shirli Gilbert},
  journal={Journal of Southern African Studies},
  year={2007},
  volume={33},
  pages={421 - 441}
}
  • Shirli Gilbert
  • Published 2007
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Southern African Studies
  • This article explores the ways in which music, together with cultural forms such as poetry, theatre and dance, was used to garner international support for the struggle against apartheid. It focuses on two of the African National Congress's most significant projects in this realm: Mayibuye, an agitprop group that achieved considerable success in Europe in the 1970s; and Amandla, which travelled widely as a party ambassador during the 1980s, offering large-scale performances incorporating music… CONTINUE READING
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