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Angola Botswana Lesotho Malawi Mozambique Namibia South Africa Swaziland Zambia Zimbabwe The USC Music Library has a large collection of monographs and sound recordings relating to the music of Southern Africa. The collection covers both indigenous and popular music. For more African items, click on one of the other five Africa links listed at the top of the page.

1. Angola
2. Botswana
3. Lesotho
4. Malawi
5. Mozambique
6. Namibia
7. South Africa
8. Swaziland
9. Zambia
10. Zimbabwe

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map of south africa(Green): 7 or More Items

Angola

The Music of Africa. Horizon XTV 223822. LP. 1971.
LP 12702
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Botswana

The Music of !Kung Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert, Africa. Smithsonian Folkways F-4487. CD. 1962.
Compact Disc 6399
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Lesotho

Coplan, David B. In the Time of Cannibals: The Word Music of South Africa's Basotho Migrants.Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 1994.
ML 3760 .C66 1994

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Malawi

The Music of Africa. Horizon XTV 223822. LP. 1971.
LP 12702

Southern and Central Malawi: 1950 '57 '58, Nyasaland: Mang'anja, Cewa, Yao. SWP 0143 Sharp Wood Productions. CD. 2000. 
Compact Disc 6207

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Mozambique

The Rough Guide to Marrabenta Mozambique. World Music Network RGNET 1063 CD. CD. 2001.
Compact Disc 5696

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Namibia

Mans, Minette. Music as Instrument of Diversity and Unity: Notes on a Namibian Landscape. Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, research report no. 124. Göteborg, Sweden: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, 2003.
ML 350 .M26 2003

The Music of !Kung Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert, Africa. Smithsonian Folkways F-4487. CD. 1962.
Compact Disc 6399
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South Africa

Andersson, Muff. Music in the Mix: The Story of South African Popular Music. Johannesburg, South Africa: Ravan Press, 1981.
ML 3760 .A52 1981

Burlin, Natalie C. Songs and Tales from the Dark Continent, performed by C. Kamba Simango and Madikane ÿelea. New York, NY: G. Schirmer, 1920. Reprint, Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 2002. 
M 1830 .B87 S6 2002

Coplan, David B. In the Time of Cannibals: The Word Music of South Africa's Basotho Migrants.Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 1994.
ML 3760 .C66 1994

Erlmann, Veit. African Stars: Studies in Black South African Performance. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 1991.
ML 350 .E77 1991

________. Nightsong: Performance, Power, and Practice in South Africa. Chicago: IL: The University of Chicago Press, 1996. 
ML 3760 .E76 1996

Hlabalea Ensemble. African Chants & Harmonies. JLND1019 Universal Sound & Music. CD. 2003.
Compact Disc CSAM 107

Kirby, Percival R. The Musical Instruments of the Native Races of South Africa, 2d ed. Johannesburg, South Africa: Witwatersrand University Press, 1968.
ML 544 .K5 1965

Kivnick, Helen Q. Where is the Way: Song and Struggle in South Africa. New York, NY: Penguin Books, 1990.
ML 350.5 .K6 1990

Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Best of Ladysmith Black Mambazo. 43098 Shanachie. CD. 1992.
Compact Disc 5758

Malan, Jacques P., ed. South African Music Encyclopedia. Volume I: A-D. Cape Town, South Africa: Oxford University Press, 1979.
Ref ML106 .S66 S7 v.1

Malan, Jacques P., ed. South African Music Encyclopedia. Volume II: E-I. Cape Town, South Africa: Oxford University Press, 1982.
Ref ML106 .S66 S7 v.2

The Music of Africa. Horizon XTV 223822. LP. 1971.
LP 12702
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Read about the music of South Africa at Grove Music Online
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Swaziland

Read about the music of Swaziland at Grove Music Online. 
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Zambia

The Music of Africa. Horizon XTV 223822. LP. 1971.
LP 12702
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Zambia Roadside: Music from Southern Province. St. Sharp Wood Productions SWP 019. CD. 2003.
Compact Disc 5695
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Zimbabwe

Jones, Claire. Making Music: Musical Instruments of Zimbabwe Past and Present. Harare, Zimbabwe: Academic Books, 1992.
ML 544 .J65 1992

The Rough Guide to Music of Zimbabwe. World Music Network RGNET 1010 CD. CD. 1996.
Compact Disc 6206
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Turino, Thomas. Nationalists, Cosmopolitans, and Popular Music in Zimbabwe. Chicago, Illinois: The University of Chicago Press, 2000.
ML 3503 .Z55 T87 2000

Zimbabwe: The African Mbira: Music of the Shona People, performed by Dumisani Abraham Maraire. Nonesuch Records 79703-2. CD. 2002. 
Compact Disc 4902
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Zimbabwe: Shona Mbira Music. Nonesuch Records 79710-2. CD. 1977.
Compact Disc 4903
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Zimbabwe: The Soul of Mbira: Traditions of the Shona People. Nonesuch Records 79704-2. CD. 1973.
Compact Disc 4904
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