The origin of our species | by Chris Stringe

The origin of our species | by Chris Stringe

The origin of our species might seem a question of purely scientific interest, but it is actually also an intensely political one. Stringer gives us a dialectical understanding of our evolution, argues Elaine Graham-Leigh.  The Origin of our Species (Allen Lane 2011),...

Zionism, Racism and Culture | by EPW

Israel will ignore Palestine’s membership of UNESCO, but Palestine can use this toehold to salvage its heritage.After blustery threats failed to banish the item from the agenda, the United States and Israel retaliated in their own ways when the United Nations cultural...

World music: myth or reality? | by Andre Marais

It is not unusual these days to walk into any music store and find a category called ‘World Music’ – most commonly displayed alphabetically, according to country and not artist, quite unlike the other products in the shop. The term has become a marketing ploy and a...
Jazzin’ Cape Town | by Carol Martin

Jazzin’ Cape Town | by Carol Martin

There are a growing number of music venues in Cape Town that promote a higher level of musical consciousness. Not only with the audience development in listening for appreciation that they promote but also with the space that they provide for musical exploration and...