South African Journal of Cultural History

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Music journals in South Africa 1854-2010: an annotated bibliography

C Panebianco-Warrens


The rich musical heritage of South Africa is evident in the number of music publications in the form of music journals, periodicals, newsletters, magazines and online magazines. This historical musical legacy spans more than 150 years. The article focuses on presenting an annotated bibliography of music journalism in South Africa from as early as 1854 until 2010. Most of the journals represented in the article are housed in the National Library in Pretoria and Cape Town. The article includes a brief historical overview of the genesis of music periodicals as well as an overview of South African periodicals. Journals and publications are presented chronologically. Although not conclusive, the article identifies the need for a comprehensive updated list of South African music journals.

Key words: annotated bibliography, electronic journals, music journals, periodicals, South African music history

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