1 minute read September 28, 2011 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….. Read More 1 minute read January 16, 2010 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….. Read More 2 minutes read December 31, 2009 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….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.