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World Music Guide: Southern Africa

Southern Africa Map

Southern Africa MapSwazilandBotswanaNamibiaMalawi*South AfricaLesothoLesothoMozambiqueZimbabweZambiaAngola

The ASU Music Library has a growing selection of materials about southern Africa. Try a subject search on "music africa south" for CDs, LPs, and books. For some countries (marked * and in green on the map), we have enough materials for a more in-depth study. Other listed countries (yellow on the map) have at least one recording or text.

General Sources:

The best general reference book on African music is Africa , volume one from the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (Music Reference ML 100 .G16 1998 v.1). Pages 699-792 deal specifically with the music of southern Africa. A CD is included with the volume.

Related Topics:

Southern African Peoples:

Angola

Botswana

Lesotho

Malawi

Mozambique

Namibia

*South Africa

Swaziland

Zambia

  • Search the WNCLN catalog for books and recordings: "music zambia" or "popular music zambia"
  • Read about the music of Zambia in the New Grove II online
  • See also the article on "Harmony in Luvale Music of Zambia" by Kenichi Tsukada in the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music , v. 1 pp. 722-743 (Music Reference ML 100 .G16 1998).

Zimbabwe

  • Search the WNCLN catalog for books and recordings: "music zimbabwe" or "popular music zimbabwe"
  • Read about the music of Zimbabwe in the New Grove II online
  • See also the article on "Music of the Shona of Zimbabwe" by John E. Kaemmer in the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music , v. 1 pp. 744-758 (Music Reference ML 100 .G16 1998).

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