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Music strikes a chord for social and political change

Music has always played a pivotal role in reflecting the history and climate of South Africa.

From cultural triumphs to political turmoil, social commentator Victor Dlamini explains that music has always been an integral part of communication.

Any time South Africans want to celebrate, educate, protest or go beyond the obvious, they use music.

Victor Dlamini, social commentator

Dlamini unpacks how music shapes political discourse, popular cultures, media and cultural identities.

He plays and examines a selection of political party election songs and popular tracks that have influenced social change.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:

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