Viljoen, Martina

University of the Free State
South Africa

Dr Martina Viljoen is a Research Fellow at the Odeion School of Music, University of the Free State, South Africa. She publishes on topics concerning hymnology, cultural musicology, and the aesthetics of music. Her edited work includes a volume on critical theory and musicology in The International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music, June 2005, and book publications published at the Croatian Musicological Society in 2015 and SunBonani Scholar in 2020.


  • Articles
    Introduction Jerusalema, a song from Mzansi — an informal isiZulu name for South Africa — became a global hit during the Covid-19 pandemic. Set to a repetitive, slow four-to-a-bar beat characteristic of South African house music, the gospel-influenced song was released through Open Mic Productions in 2019 by the DJ and record producer...Read more