John Blacking: a personal tribute

  • Christopher Ballantine Professor of Music, University of Natal, Durban


John Blacking was sixty one when he died on 24 January, 1990. I knew him for the last twenty five of those years: first as one of my teachers, soon as a loyal friend, fmally as a colleague. The boundaries between these were never rigid - not even when I was an undergraduate and he a lecturer (and then Professor of Social Anthropology) at the U Diversity of the Witwatersrand.
How to Cite
Ballantine, C. “John Blacking: A Personal Tribute”. African Music: Journal of the International Library of African Music, Vol. 7, no. 2, Sept. 1992, pp. 3-4, doi: