JAA23 beyond exile is an organic and living heritage of the cultural activism of jazz in South Africa’s struggle for freedom. It is a celebration of the role of cultural activism and the artistic friendships formed in exile that helped restore the elementary freedoms to South Africa around the compositions of Johnny Dyani .
Who am I? What is my voice? What can I contribute to music?” Who we are is where we come from? By singing the praises of our unsung heroes, the true heroes of the struggle for equality, freedom and self expression, we give meaning and common sense to the shared history of humanity.