n Literator : Journal of Literary Criticism, Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies - Are they really unsung?
Unsung : South African jazz musicians under apartheid, C. Devroop & C. Walton (Eds.) : book review

Volume 29, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0258-2279
  • E-ISSN: 2219-8237



The same question, more-or-less, is asked of each interviewee. The question "Do you think that a TRC for music would have been necessary to address the inequalities and injustices of the past music system, and in order to prevent such things from happening again?" drew responses both in the affirmative and in the negative. Most of the jazz musicians interviewed ranged in age from their late 50s to their mid-70s. Their races represent a cross-section of South Africa's rainbow nation, to coin a phrase of emeritus Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Arguably, some are more "famous" than others. The first I heard of Dave Galloway, for example, was through this book.

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