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I have published seven monographs, three edited collections, some 30 articles, and four LPs/CDs. Below are links to some of these publications. For all full list of publications click here.

 

 

 books

 

Die Macht des Wortes. Preisgesang und Berufsmusiker bei den Fulbe des Diamaré (Nordkamerun). Munich: Renner, 1978   download the book (vol.1)         (vol.2)

 

African Stars. Studies in Black South African Performance.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991

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Nightsong. Performance, Power and Practice in South Africa.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996
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Music, Modernity and the Global Imagination. South Africa and the West.
New York: Oxford University Press, 1999

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(ed.) Hearing Cultures. Essays on Sound, Listening, and Modernity.
New York: Berg Publishers, 2004

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 articles (selection)

 

 

The Past is Far and the Future is Far: Power and Performance among Zulu Migrant Workers, American Ethnologist 19/4, 1992                                           download the article...

Resisting Sameness – A propos Kofi Agawu’s “Representing African Music,” Music Theory Spectrum 26/2, 2004                                                                   download the article...

„Africa Civilized, Africa Uncivilized“ - Local Culture, World System and South African Music, Journal of Southern African Studies 22/2, 1994     download the article...

 

 

 recordings

 

Music of the Cameroon. The Fulani of the North. Lyrichord LLST 7334 (out of print)

Listen to a track (Mallum Gazawa: Kulee le cekee)

 

 

Mbube Roots. Zulu Choral Music from South Africa, 1930s-1960s.
Rounder CD 5025

Listen to a track (Durban Crocodiles: Akasangibhaleli)

 

Zulu Worker Choirs.
Heritage HT CD 43
Listen to a track (Durban High Stars: Lapha eSandlwana)
 

 
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