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Stephen Cuthbert Molefe

MOLEFE, Stephen Cuthbert. b.1917; d.1987. Molefe was born in the Transkei area of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, of Sotho descent. He worked with David Dargie* in composition workshops for the Lumko Institute throughout southern Africa in the 1970s and 1980s, and was a prolific musician. Molefe served as a choirmaster at the Catholic Church in Vosloorus. He was not only a skilled musician (writing music in Tonic Sol-fa* rather than staff notation) but also fluent in a variety of South African languages including Sotho, Xhosa, Zulu, Tswana, Afrikaans, and English. David Dargie met Molefe in 1977 at a composition workshop and transcribed a number of his works into staff notation...

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