DARGIE, David. b. 29 July 1938. David Dargie is one of South Africa’s leading ethnomusicologists. He studied with Andrew Tracey at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa (on Andrew Tracey, see African hymnody*). Dargie is also a foremost encourager of compositions by Africans for the church. Of Scottish descent, Dargie is a third-generation South African raised in the coastal town of East London. Following seminary training in Pretoria and his ordination in 1964, he served in New Brighton as a priest until 1965. These were the creative days following the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). Two of his colleagues at the Lumko Missiological Institute, Fritz Lobinger and Oswald Hirmer,...
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