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Jazz Against Apartheid is a viable initiative that has the substance, the parties and the resources to succeed at becoming a long-term fixed feature of the South African music festival and education landscape.

Qhawekazi is an ethnomusicologist, researcher, musician, writer, and teacher, originally􏰁 from East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Her research, teaching, and performance interests lie in the presentation of indigenous knowledge systems and jazz music.

Vuyo Giba


Vuyo Giba is a photographer with over a decade’s timeline of serving and delivering jazz images.

Peggy Luswazi

Eastern Cape Director

Peggy Nomfundo Luswazi was born in Kokstad South Africa as daughter of a pastors family and grew up in Anglican Mission Stations. After her degree at Fort Hare she worked as a teacher in secondary and high schools before she came to study psychology at the university of cologne and later West Berlin. She lectured at the institute for intercultural Education, free university and also at the third world unit of the technical university in West Berlin.

Struan Douglas

South African Director

Struan Douglas is a musician and author born in KwaZulu Natal in 1976. As a cultural writer he has focused on South African Jazz writing since ’94.

Jürgen Leinhos

Founding Director

Kultur im Ghetto founder Jürgen Leinhos is a practiced organizer of concerts for decades with long-time supporters from church, union and civil society.

Elisabeth Ehrhorn

German Director

Elisabeth Ehrhorn is a journalist, owner of a PR agency, publisher and long-time member of Kultur Im Ghetto.

Vusi Mchunu

South African Director

Poet, film-maker and heritage practitioner Vusi Macingwane Mchunu spent 16 years in exile in Berlin, returning to South African in 1992.

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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