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 .
Workshops serve to make an essential aspect of the buried cultural heritage accessible to a young generation of professional jazz musicians who have grown up in the post-Apartheid society.
In the concerts and workshops, the encounters between musicians, schools and communities, came to a küntleirsch-kutlrelle exchange, which announces the own richness of each tradition.
NIROX is situated in the cradle of the human kind in Gauteng. This is a historic location. NIROX, a vast farm is home to the Kromdraai Impact Hub and site of many great arts, sculpture and jazz events. On Thursday 14th December 2023. NIROX hosts the Jazz Against Apartheid Open Studio. We look forward to a wonderful day…
Jazz Against Apartheid (JAA) is an annual concert/festival, educational and cultural exchange event that is built on international expertise.
This Jazz Against Apartheid Homecoming Tour is profound initiative for co-operation, liberation and musical collaboration between Germany, Europe, South Africa and beyond.
Jazz Against Apartheid is a testimony to the passionate struggle against apartheid, a biography of a life in exile and a complete documentation of 25 years of exile history.