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Unformatted text preview: lack Mambazo • • “Amazing Grace”(Traditional, arranged by Paul Simon) Ladysmith Black Mambazo with Paul Simon from Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Journey of Dreams [Warner Bros. CD 25753- 2, 1988] o This performance of the American hymn closes a circle: the isicathamiya style of singing, most commonly associated in the West with Ladysmith Black Mambazo, arose from South African adaptions of hymns first brought to South Africa in the 1890s by black American “Jubilee” singers (black vocal groups mostly associated with the black colleges set up after the Civil War) o The presence of Paul Simon is an acknowledgement of his part in bringing the group to such a wide international audience. o mix of American hymn and isicathamiya style o more in unison and closer together, smoothness/connection between words, no jumpy bassline, all moves continuously • • • 9/26/13 • Quiz Stuff • - first quiz on 10/8 (Bulgaria, Gamelan, SA) o can do about 12 examples, identify where it’s from, what kind of group, traditional or not, which setting mostly heard, three features of this style traditional means pre- industrial ex: Debussy, source is...
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