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Dream Journeys

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/9780195123678.003.0013
Dream Journeys

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This chapter discusses the making of Bhekizizwe Joseph Shabalala — founder and lead singer of Ladysmith Black Mambazo — in two works: a biography authored by two black South African journalists and “Journey of Dreams”, a documentary shot in 1988 by David Lister. Both blend discourses of authenticity and international stardom and thus serve as important vehicles of self-fashioning in the interstices of the global music industry.

Keywords: Bhekizizwe Joseph Shabalala; Ladysmith Black Mambazo; music industry; stardom; David Lister

Chapter.  9835 words. 

Subjects: Ethnomusicology

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