Culture is a wheel of understanding one another or telling a story that cannot otherwise be told as a collective.
Due to the parallel streams of oppression, suppression and depression, South African exiles and their European counterparts worked tirelessly to promote the cause of a long-term and sustainable freedom, both musically and politically.
Celebrating 30 years of democracy in South Africa
Making an essential aspect of the buried cultural heritage accessible to a young generation of scholars, current and future professionals and the creative arts, research and activism careers who have grown up in the post-apartheid society.
Additional motivations include:-
- Initiating a spark for an ongoing exchange for further cooperation between South Africa and Sweden
- Profiling the role of South African exiles in Stockholm and generally in Sweden in the fight for democracy.
- Saving the art of exile from oblivion through creating long-term resource of South African cultural memories.
- Mentorship to build education resources and enhance skills transfer.
- Contributing to the living archive, and dynamic knowledge foundation for the cultural heritage of South African exiles, thereby furthering the cause of freedom, equality, social responsibility and humanity through cultural activism. Shedding light on the immense importance and impact in jazz music as a liberating art form.
claude deppaIt is music of meaning and impact. Those people, all of those people are heroes in many ways to the, to the culture, to the music, to the society, and to the diaspora and the exile. The more awareness we can bring.”