“Dis Nie Myne Nie, Dis Nie Joune Nie” or Kramer and Petersen’s Ghoema: Inscribing the Past, Claiming the Present?

Fourie, Paula (2019). “Dis Nie Myne Nie, Dis Nie Joune Nie” or Kramer and Petersen’s Ghoema: Inscribing the Past, Claiming the Present? In: Maufort, Marc; Maufort, Jessica (eds.) Forays into Contemporary South African Theatre: Devising New Stage Idioms. Cross/Cultures: Vol. 211 (pp. 293-312). Brill | Rodopi 10.1163/9789004414464_017

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In 2005, musical theatre co-writers Taliep Petersen and David Kramer brought Ghoema to the stage. This musical engages with the early history of the Cape to demonstrate the unacknowledged contribution of slaves to the cultural life of Cape Town. In this, it relies heavily on a body of Afrikaans folk songs shared by both coloured and white Afrikaans-speakers. Like Afrikaans, these songs are the result of processes of creolization, created in the painful and violent encounter between slave and slave master in colonial Cape Town. This essay is concerned with examining whether what is regarded as a staging of creolization can contribute to exploring the contemporary identities of slave descendants, the vast majority of whom were classified as “coloured” or “Cape Malay” during apartheid and marginalized by the ruling government.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

Bern University of the Arts
Bern University of the Arts > Institute Interpretation
Bern University of the Arts > Institute Interpretation > Intersection of Contemporary Music

Name:

Maufort, Marc;
Maufort, Jessica and
Fourie, Paula0000-0001-5652-7029

Subjects:

D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > DT Africa
M Music and Books on Music > M Music

ISBN:

9789004414464

Series:

Cross/Cultures

Publisher:

Brill | Rodopi

Submitter:

Paula Fourie

Date Deposited:

14 Dec 2020 12:05

Last Modified:

14 Dec 2020 12:05

Publisher DOI:

10.1163/9789004414464_017

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.13548

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/13548

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