Through engaging with beyond exile, participants will be able to explore the history of exile, resistance in the past as well as in contemporary society and connect to the themes of moral choices, human rights and social activism. We welcome audiences, activists and representatives from schools, universities and professionals to gather at the Johannesburg Holocaust & Genocide Centre to engage with issues pertaining to South Africa’s identity and its challenges.
11AM – 1PM : Hybrid, online and In-person panel: Johannesburg, South Africa and Europe to engage with each other.
Dr Christopher Dell: A professor of both music and architecture, Christopher Dell explores the negotiation of space as both a musical and political concept.
Professor Peggy Luswazi: She is an activist for social justice with passion for education, transformation and development that co- founded, among others, the German Anti-Apartheid Movement.
2PM – 4PM Open Studio: “Beyond exile” brings much needed awareness to the valiant work of South Africa’s cultural exiles such as Johnny Dyani, Dudu Pukwana, Chris McGregor, Makaya Ntshoko, Pinise Saul, Claude Deppa, and photographer Jürgen Schadeberg.
5PM – 7PM Collaborative concert:
Daniel Guggenheim (saxophone), Christian Lillinger (drums) and Christopher Dell (vibraphone), trumpeter Claude Deppa from UK and Johannesburg based collaborators Lex Futshane and Tomas Dyani.
Johnny Dyani Songbook Launch: 38 years in the making is this anthology of compositions by Johnny Mbizo Dyani. Transcribed through over 100 performances all over Europe and the USA this is a fantastic work due to Jazz Against Apartheid and Artistic Director Daniel Guggenheim. This is a first an anthology of transcribed compositions from a South African Jazz Composer and a way shower for SA music education in SA education institutions.