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Kheswa & Her Martians: Meadowlands, Stolen Jazz

Read "Meadowlands, Stolen Jazz" reviewed by James Nadal

There has not been a more poignant situation in jazz history than that of South Africa, where the pathetic and deplorable conditions of apartheid made “jazz style music" illegal amongst the native people. This of course made jazz musicians outlaws and heroes, and drove the music underground into the townships, where it thrived despite desperate attempts ...

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South African Jazz Reawakens: The Recording Debut of Kheswa & Her Martians

South African Jazz Reawakens: The Recording Debut of Kheswa & Her Martians

Nowhere do the parallel cultural identities of South Africa and the United States—nowhere does our parallel racial ethos—speak to us more intriguingly than through jazz. The jazz vernacular has thrived in both countries thanks to a visceral connection to abstract truths and cultural realities owned in common by our two countries. If you are hip to ...