Item A3.3 - [Amu3] Cape Town Jazz Musicians and Forced Removals (6) (Eng)

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ZA UCT BC1223_A_A3_A3.3

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[Amu3] Cape Town Jazz Musicians and Forced Removals (6) (Eng)

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Interviews explore the role of music as a coping mechanism in the lives of musicians affected by the Group Areas Act forced removals. Themes include: Black Consciousness movement; District Six; emotional responses to musicians who went into exile; history of jazz in Cape Town; inter-generational jazz musicians; local music genres (Marabi, Kwela, Mbaqanga, Vastrap, Klopse); musical influence; performance; segregated venues; jazz and racial unity; re-settlement. The Honours thesis A recipe for making Jazz: An oral history of Cape Town jazz musicians and Group Areas forced removals (2010) was based on these interviews.

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