Freedom and academia

Even where life changes violently, as in ages of revolution, far more of the old is preserved in the supposed transformation of everything than anyone knows, and it combines with the new to create a new value. (Gadamer Truth and Method 1989: 281) Two threads on FB today caught my attention. I quote from a…

Resource list for South African jazz research

Here is a preliminary list of South African (mostly jazz) musicological resources. I’ll update it as time permits, noting that there is a new edition of McGregor 1995: Allen, Lara. 2008. Kwela’s white audiences: The politics of pleasure and identification in the early apartheid period
. In Composing apartheid: Music for and against apartheid., ed. Grant…