Unsung: South African Jazz Musicians Under Apartheid

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Chatradari Devroop, Chris Walton
AFRICAN SUN MeDIA, Oct 1, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 143 pages

In recent years, several texts have been published on South African jazz by various authors, but attention has been focused largely on the musicians who went into exile. Unsung is a book on jazz in our country, but from the performer?s perspective.

The musicians featured are the musicians who stayed. These men have had rich, enriching lives, and the best way to explore their story would be to give them the opportunity to tell it themselves.


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Chris Walton studied in Cambridge, took his doctorate at Oxford and was for ten years Head of Music Division at the Zentralbibliothek Z rich. Today he teaches music history at the University of Music in Basel and is an extraordinary professor at Stellenbosch University. Walton has published several books, including a study of Richard Wagner?s years in Zurich (with Camden House, USA) and a novel (Sound Bites with Jacana, Johannesburg). He is currently a member of the Direktorium of the International Musicological Society. He is also active as a freelance translator.

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