South African freedom songs

The anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa captured the attention of the world during the 1980s. News reports from CNN often included singing black South Africans and their supporters singing songs of freedom. These songs were disseminated to the Western world in the mid-1980s largely through the work of Anders Nyberg* (1955- ) under the sponsorship of the Church of Sweden Mission (Lutheran). Nyberg took choirs to South Africa who, in turn, learned songs from South African choirs. Many of these songs were from the liberation movement of black South Africans against apartheid white rule. Nyberg’s transcriptions were sung throughout Sweden and disseminated broadly thorough publications in...

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