With its roots firmly implanted in the quest for freedom, jazz reflects how liberty can be won and lost. As a form of improvised music, jazz also demonstrates how freedom requires ongoing expansion, innovation and continuous extension of its frontiers. To mark the 25thanniversary of the advent of democracy in South Africa, Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education, Jazz in the Native Yards (JiNY) and the Interdisciplinary Forum for Popular Music (ifPOP) are hosting a session with saxophonist Salim Washingtonand pianist Afrika Mkhize. The two will give a presentation accompanied by sonic demonstrations on how the search for freedom in jazz is not only found in the music’s history but is intrinsic to the art form.

Thurs 25 April 2019
19:00–21:00 (Snacks will be served at 18.30)

Fismer Hall, Konservatorium
Cnr. Neethling and Victoria Streets,
University of Stellenbosch

RSVP by Wed 24 April to info@tshisimani.org.za or (021) 685 3516

Full recording of Jazz & Freedom