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Lucky Dube

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...Despite his tragic end, Lucky Dube’s contributions to South African reggae were unparalleled. Born in Ermelo in 1964, Dube was raised by his grandmother so his mother could work. As a child, Dube worked as a gardener but entered school...

—Gallo (South Africa)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...The Gallo organization was responsible for a number of crucial developments that were central to the creation and advancement of the recording industry in South Africa, and it has had a longstanding involvement with the development...

—Celluloïd (France)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...The Celluloïd label was established in Paris in 1979 by Gilbert Castro, and went on to become a leading French specialist in African music, selling – through its distribution wing Mélodie – to France’s African community and to the broader...

South Africa

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 42,768,678 (2003) The Republic of South Africa, the southernmost country in Africa, has a land area of 460,000 sq miles (1,221,040 sq km). Its population is 76 percent black, 13 percent white, 3 percent Asian and 8...

Johannesburg

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 4,247,000 (1998); metropolitan – 5,600,000 (1998)Johannesburg is the largest urban conurbation in the Republic of South Africa. The city is situated about 375 miles (600 km) northwest of the port of Durban on the Indian...