Book Club: From the Smoky Jazz Halls of Yesteryear

75 Minutes

12 October


Hofmeyr Hall

R90 | R120 at the door (with a free glass of wine)

Sam Mathe, author of From Kippie to Kippies and Beyond, the first encyclopedia of SA township music, talks to Chris du Plessis about the era of Moeketsi’s smoky Sophiatown jazz and the modern version of The Market Theatre’s Kippies, the 1930s marabi and migrant workers’ maskandi, and tells more about stars such as Spokes Mashiyane, Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Dollar Brand, Jimmy Dludlu and Thandi Klaasen; While jazz musician Ramon Alexander musically accompanies their conversation

Presented by Themba Books