Struggle Music: South African Politics in Song

  title={Struggle Music: South African Politics in Song},
  author={Andra le Roux-Kemp},
  journal={Law and Humanities},
  • Andra le Roux-Kemp
  • Published 2014
  • Political Science
  • Law and Humanities
  • Music, and especially singing, plays a central role in African cultures. Songs and rhythm have been described as 'a truly African way of communication' and it is therefore not surprising that music has played, and continues to play, an important role in African politics. This article will consider the important role that struggle music - also known as freedom songs – played in South Africa during the apartheid years and the struggle for liberation, and how it continues to play an important role… CONTINUE READING
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