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Title:Special issue: new voices in Black South African opera
Editors:André, NaomiISNI
Somma, Donato
Mhlambi, Innocentia JabulisileISNI
Periodical:African Studies (ISSN 1469-2872)
City of publisher:Oxford
Geographic term:South Africa
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cast20/75/1
Abstract:The articles presented in this collection revolve around Ndodana-Breen's 'Winnie The Opera', an operatic first in South Africa as the first full-length, bi-lingual (English and isiXhosa) opera written and orchestrated by a South African composer. In this cluster of articles Innocentia Mhlambi reflects on the significance of African languages in South African opera and Naomi André engages with the politics of representation in post-apartheid cultural production. Donato Somma's contribution reflects on the relationship between the subject matter and opera generically. The cluster also contains an interview with South African composer Neo Muyanga. He weaves - from a wide-ranging set of musical, political and praxial experiences - the story of his arrival at the operatic medium as a choice for upcoming projects following the success of his operetta 'The Flower of Shembe' (2012). [ASC Leiden abstract]