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David Dargie

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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