Image © Hugh Mdlalose
Drop into the British Academy on June 22-23 for our first Summer Showcase
Wander through our beautiful building to view 15 exhibits consisting of text panels, interactive elements and audio-visual displays created by the academics we fund. Meet our researchers, find out more about their projects and take part in hands-on activities.
Jonathan Eato’s exhibit explores South African jazz
South African Jazz Cultures and the Archive
Various efforts to document, categorise and archive jazz music in South Africa have been made in recent years. While this work is essential, there have been few opportunities for the South African jazz community to explore and respond to these initiatives. Bringing together leading musicians and scholars, Jonathan Eato and Stephanus Muller’s research seeks to address this gap, and examine South Africa’s musical heritage from a range of different perspectives.
Their exhibit will be accompanied by live performances from award-winning South African jazz pianist Nduduzo Makhathini.
Jonathan Eato is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Music at the University of York
Professor Stephanus Muller is Director of Africa Open Institute at Stellenbosch University
Research Award: Newton Advanced Fellowship Grant 2015
Nduduzo Makhathini is Head of the Department of Music at the University of Fort Hare, South Africa and an award winning pianist and composer
Selected music that is valued and connected to this project.
Showcase opening times: Friday 22-Saturday 23 June,11am - 5pm
Late-night view: Friday 22nd June, 6.30-9pm
You'll find this exhibit at Point 10 in the Music Room on the First Floor. Download our programme to plan your visit.