Events

South African Jazz Cultures and the Archive

Welcome to six days of discussions, public lectures, book readings, film showings, record launches and live music that together initiate the two year British Academy Newton Advanced Fellowship project South African Jazz Cultures and the Archive in association with the University of York Department of Music.

We are delighted to welcome leading musicians and scholars to York to examine the vibrant world of South African jazz from a range of different perspectives.

Overview of events

Friday 4 September 2015

  • 18.30-19.45 | Rymer Auditorium | Public Lecture
    Professor Christopher Ballantine (University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa)
    Song, Memory, Power and the South African Archive

Saturday 5 September 2015

  • 17.00-18.15 | Rymer Auditorium | Book Reading
    Catherine and Darius Brubeck
    Two takes from “Jazz Life”, a work in progress
  • 18.30-19.45 | Rymer Auditorium | Film Project in Progress
    Eugene Skeef (Umoya Creations)
    Bheki Mseleku – Keeper Of The Home

Sunday 6 September 2015

  • 15.00-16.30 | Berwick Saul Building | Round Table Discussion
    Adam Glasser (chair), Tete Mbambisa, and Pinise Saul
    South African Jazz Standards Legacy Project
  • 17.00-18.30 | Berwick Saul Building | Round Table Discussion
    Dr Lindelwa Dalamba (chair), Vuyiswa Ngcwangu, and Pinise Saul
    Women in South African jazz

Monday 7 September 2015

  • 18.30-19.45 | Rymer Auditorium | Public Lecture
    Dr Sazi Dlamini (University of KwaZulu Natal)
    [De]articulations of mbaqanga in South African engagements with the jazz influence

Tuesday 8 September 2015

  • 18.30-19.45 | Rymer Auditorium | Public Lecture
    Dr Lindelwa Dalamba (University of Witwatersrand)
    Emergent Music: South African Jazz and the Postcolony

Wednesday 9 September 2015

  • 19.30-21.30 | National Centre for Early Music | Concert
    Tete Mbambisa (piano) and his Big ‘SA-UK’ Sound
    with Julian Argüelles (tenor), Chris Batchelor (trumpet), Steve Buckley (alto), Gilbert Matthews (drums), Vuysiwa Ngcwangu (voice) and Steve Watts (bass)