Silence of the Music is a musical theatre piece produced by Desert Rose in 2010. The production not only addresses themes of prejudice and intercultural discrepancies in post-apartheid South Africa, but also carries a message of love and unity. The unifying factor in the show is music - the fusing together of the musics of different ethnicities, religions and cultures. In this article I investigate the ways in which the composer Holmes-Ganief merges different and juxtaposing musical styles in one production as well as looking at the link between music and emotion as a way of explaining the feeling of connectedness between a majority of the audience who attended the production.
Fernandez, Julian C. (2011) Cultural and Religious Unification through Music in Desert Rose's "Silence of the Music". In: Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 87-100. Available at https://openmusiclibrary.org/article/89479/.