History Of Musical History, And Music Theory Of South Africa

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Sara Dietrich Mr. Moore AMU3M January 6, 2015 South Africa This paper is going to talk about the history, musical history, and music theory of South Africa. The country is populated with 52.98 million people and the main religion is Christian. The country of South Africa is located on the southern most tip of the continent of Africa and covers 4% of the total landmass. It is bordered by Mozambique, Namibia, and Botswana. It is a very biodiverse country because of the Atlantic ocean flanking one side, and the mountain range on the other side. History The country of South Africa has a very complicated and unfortunate history, that lead to a widespread relief when the struggle was over. The Dutch colonized South Africa in 1652, which lead to controversy when diamonds were discovered shortly after. Holland was getting a larger portion of the diamonds being distributed and the people of South Africa were displeased. When Britain found out, they wanted to join in as well. This led to a long feud, and eventually sparked the Boer War in 1899, which last until 1902. Britain won and ultimately gained control over South Africa until 1910, when the Africans didn’t agree with Britain 's attempt to anglicize their culture. In 1918, one of the countries greatest leaders, Nelson Mandela was born. He would later go on to become one of the most influential people of South Africa. In 1925, Afrikaans was declared the official language of South Africa, and this infuriated the
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