|dc.contributor.advisor||Ballantine, Christopher John.||
|dc.creator||Ralfe, Sarah Isabel.||
|dc.description||Thesis (M.Mus.)-University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, 2005.||en
|dc.description.abstract||Is local lekker? This study looks at the perceptions the youth in Durban hold towards
local music. Through a study of the Grade 11 learners at Bonela Secondary, Gelofte
Skool, Hillcrest High School, Thomas More College and Sastri College this research
looks at how much support is offered for local music. It considers how much local
music the respondents listen to, how much they purchase and how many local
concerts they attend.
This study also considers the mediathat the respondents are exposed to,in order to·
discover if any correlation occurs between the media that they are exposed to and
their perception of local music. The impact of globalization and cultural imperialism
on the consumption of local music are also considered. In addition, the study looks
at whether variables such as gender, school, "race" or the home language of the
respondents impact on their support for local music.
Both qualitative and quantitative data was collected. The respondents were required
to respond to a questionnaire which elicited responses concerning their perceptions
of local music, their support for local music and the media that they are exposed to.
From the questionnaires a group of respondents of differing views, genders and
home languages was selected to participate in a focus group interview.
Results show that the respondents support very little in the way of local music, with
regard to listening to local music, purchasing local music and supporting local
concerts. They are exposed to a great deal of foreign material and do not have much
exposure to local products.||en
|dc.subject||Popular music--South Africa--History and criticism.||en
|dc.subject||Mass media and music--South Africa.||en
|dc.subject||High school students--KwaZulu-Natal--Attitudes.||en
|dc.title||Local is lekker? : a study of the perceptions of contemporary South African popular music among Durban adolescents at five culturally diverse schools in the greater Durban area.||en