The Story Of Township Music

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Apartheid in South Africa led to a vibrant social and music life for non-whites that mushroomed in the face of the misery of their horrendous living conditions.

Johannesburg-based journalist Ofeibea Quist-Arcton looks at how music thrived alongside events such as the Sharpeville massacre, the Bantu Education Act, the Soweto Riots of 1976 and, of course, the fall of apartheid.