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Variations upon a Theme

Veit Erlmann

in Music, Modernity, and the Global Imagination

Published in print July 1999 | ISBN: 9780195123678
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199868797 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123678.003.0007
Variations upon a Theme

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Between 1892 and 1893, in a parallel venture modeled on the African Choir, a group of singers from Natal toured England, billing themselves as the Zulu Choir. This chapter tells their story, highlighting some of the political and cultural differences between the predominantly Cape-based African Choir and the Zulu Choir.

Keywords: Zulu; Natal; race; exoticism; ethnicity

Chapter.  4896 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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