Fonds A3171 - David Coplan

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David Coplan


  • 1983 - 1994 (Creation)

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COPLAN, David, Basotho sung poetry, migrant workers, audio cassettes, transcripts 1983-1994.

The collection consists of audio cassettes and transcripts.

The collection consists of recordings of Basotho sung poetry. This oral project was undertaken to record and document the sung poetry of Basotho migrant workers in South Africa. The poetry and interviews with some of the singers were recorded on tape-cassettes and there are transcripts in Sotho and English.

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The cassette recordings have been digitised and may be accessed at Historical Papers for research purposes. Please refer to "Contacts" on the Historical Papers website.

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Alternate title: Coplan, David


NOTE: The tapes in this collection have been digitised. Please refer to the list of digitised audio material on our website.


The digitisation of the audio items in this collection was made possible by a grant from the Carnegie Foundation in 2012.

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