Coplan, David B.

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COPLAN, David B.

COPLAN, David B. American, b. 1948. Genres: Music. Career: State University of New York College at Old Westbury, associate professor of social anthropology, 1981-92; University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, associate professor of social anthropology, 1993-. U.S. Foreign Service Institute, occasional lecturer in African studies, 1981-92; New York University, adjunct graduate faculty member in performance studies, 1990; University of the Western Cape, Fulbright professor, 1991; Rice University, visiting professor, 1994-95. Guest on radio programs in the United States and abroad. Publications: In Township Tonight! South Africa's Black City Music and Theatre, 1990; In the Time of Cannibals: Word Music of South Africa's Basotho Migrants, 1994; Lyrics of the Basotho Migrants: Translations of African Historical Documents, 1995. Contributor to books and periodicals. Address: Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7700, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa.