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Louise Meintjes: "Dust of the Zulu" Book Release Event (Wed Nov 29, 7PM @ BookCulture) w/Special Guest Siyazi Zulu

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Wed, 11/29/2017 - 7:00pm
Book Culture (536 W 112th St., between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave.)
The Center for Ethnomusicology and BookCulture are pleased to present:

Prof. Louise Meintjes  (Anthropology and Music, Duke University)

Discussing her new book: 
Dust of the Zulu: Ngoma Politics After Apartheid

with special guests including: 
Siyazi Zulu (Umzansi Zulu Dancers) -- legendary ngoma dancer
Prof. Gavin Steingo (Princeton University)
Prof. Ana Maria Ochoa (Columbia University)
Cesar Colon-Montijo (PhD Candidate in Ethnomusicology, Columbia University)

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
BookCulture Bookstore
536 W. 112th St. NY NY (between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway)
Free and Open to the Public

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Please join us on Wednesday, November 29th at 7pm at BookCulture, as anthropologist Louise Meintjes discusses her new book,  Dust of the Zulu (2017, Duke University Press) at Book Culture on 112th St.
In Dust of the Zulu: Ngoma Politics After Apartheid , Prof. Meintjes traces the political and aesthetic significance of ngoma, a competitive form of dance and music that emerged out of the legacies of colonialism and apartheid in South Africa. Contextualizing ngoma within South Africa's history of violence, migrant labor, the HIV epidemic, and the world music market, Meintjes follows a community ngoma team and its professional subgroup during the twenty years after apartheid's end. She intricately ties aesthetics to politics, embodiment to the voice, and masculine anger to eloquence and virtuosity, relating the visceral experience of ngoma performances as they embody the expanse of South African history. Meintjes also shows how ngoma helps build community, cultivate responsible manhood, and provide its participants with a means to reconcile South Africa's past with its postapartheid future. 

Dust of the Zulu includes over one hundred photographs of ngoma performances, the majority taken by award-winning photojournalist TJ Lemon.

Louise Meintjes 
is Associate Professor of Music and Cultural Anthropology at Duke University and the author of Sound of Africa! Making Music Zulu in a South African Studio, also published by Duke University Press. 

Event address: 
536 W 112th St
New York, NY 10025

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