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“Nachwuchsforderung” – the conscious policy and practice of transferring societal values, knowledge and skills to the next generation – as a core focus for Jazz Against Apartheid in the skills transfer between Europe and South Africa.

“Nachwuchsforderung” is a powerful tool for youth music education and development, and particularly the underserved community of Duncan Village. This is the township which  nurtured and produced the jazz giant, Johnny Dyani. 

  • Music tuition across musical instruments of all categories including strings, percussion and brass, and performance in a group setting (collaboration).
  • General knowledge tuition pride in the township and a shared awareness of the role Jazz artists from the EC played in the international struggle against apartheid  including the subsequent richness of the artistic heritage that has been cultivated over decades in Europe and especially in Germany.
  • Professional skills development and transfer through access to these well-established international professional contributors and the contemporary influences from their own projects.
  • Cultural Exchange through the live and streamed event
  • Partner with universities, offering jazz, culture and development courses in Eastern Cape and Germany. So that the mentorship may build towards a syllabus based direction. And once more talented students may have further opportunity to apply for such tertiary education.
  • Youth band: Grow the music tuition into the long-term creation of a resident Jazz Against Apartheid youth band in the Eastern Cape.
  • Database of students, institutions and study opportunities for future music and creative economy practitioners in Germany thus growing the cultural exchange.
  • On-the-job training for youth jazz and culture learners to work on the Jazz Against Apartheid festival (that happens alongside the mentorship programme). The on-the-job training would be goal oriented, supervised and assessed.
  • Online conferencing offering skills transfer and building towards longer-term research exchanges, between institutes, archives and universities, bringing an intellectual historical memory  exchange around music.

Get involved with this event by writing to the organisers at music@sausagefilms.co.za

Our approach to on-the-job-training has made Jazz Against Apartheid a forerunner in creative skills development in undeserved communities of South Africa. Join the mission for equality.,

South Africa is blessed with tremendous beauty. And what better way to see the world than whilst enjoying a heart centred jazz festival?

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About Sausage Films

Sausage Films produces audio visual works for better accessibility of South African Jazz and freedom culture to a include wider young and old audiences across gender, age, and colour. Celebrating the pioneers and legends of South African Jazz and freedom who left a legacy of sacrifice, self-expression, wisdom and bravery.

About Jazz Against Apartheid

After the inaugural Jazz Against Apartheid in Berlin 1986. Juergen Leinhos and his organisation Kultur im Ghetto continue the event building on the SA exiles and growing the movement to progressive European musicians. The JAA Archive of this era is a complete archive of 25 years of exile history.

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