Discipline of Music

SA Music: Traditional, Marabi and Beyond

Aim: To profile three areas of South African music: traditional forms of African music; Marabi and the Marabi-jazz tradition to the end of the 1950s; and South African jazz after 1960.

Content: South African traditional musics; research perspectives in South African music studies; South African music ethnographies; aspects of popular music in South Africa; early South African jazz and vaudeville; pennywhistle kwela; township jazz; and jazz under apartheid, in exile and in South Africa today.