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Music / The Struggle

In the 1980s The Genuines (“South Africa’s only black rock band“) ruled protest band music in Cape Town. (They had some competition from jazzmen Robbie Jansen, Basil Coetzee and  to some extent from…..

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The Music of Alex van Heerden

This month is the first anniversary of trumpet player Alex van Heerden’s sudden passing last January. When he died he was recording music with a band of farm workers, the…..

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New Year's Day (Tweede Nuwejaar)

Around this time every year I miss the place where I was born and grew up. (I make it there every other December). Right now I am in northern Wyoming…..