World

June 20, 2011

Music breaks down some of South Africa's racial barriers

It's been 17 years since the end of apartheid, which enforced segregation of South Africa's races, and the success the nation's musicians have had in pulling down the curtain of division can be seen in Cape Town's clubs and concert halls, its rehearsal rooms and in the views of its performers. Today, popular music may be one of the few areas of life in South Africa where there's evidence that the promise of a multiracial society is within reach.

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