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The Story of South African Jazz is a book series that includes major research development into the history and development of Jazz music in South Africa. Jazz is particular because it is ancient and modern. 2019 marks the fifth ray. There have been four previous four rays interspersed by roughly twenty years. Each ray is marked by new discoveries. This defines South African Jazz and therefore as much as it is music it is a socio cultural inter-personal evolution toward a liberation through entertainment. #storyofsajazz
About the Series : The Story of SA Jazz is an Open Source Project built on the exchange of giving and receiving. It found its author and now finds its content in a network of spoken words and a collection of interviews, articles and commentaries ...
"Our Story of Southern African Jazz' is a story that IS because it is a story that has become its writer. I was awakened by the patience, understanding, tolerance and forgiveness of many jazz professors, jazz ambassadors and jazz warriors. There is truth, acceptance, warmth, generosity and transformation in this music. As much as my life has been formed and shaped by SA Jazz, SA Jazz has been formed and shaped by different lives lived in every multi coloured shade of human experience."
The Story of South African Jazz is a never ending story: It alwyas harks upon the golden age of the 50s, District six, Sophiatown and Umkhumbane, and the exiles and inxiles of the 60s onwards.
The Story of South African Jazz is a business piece to inspire musicians to enter the industry with knowledge. Education ranks alongside self knowledge as tools of the revolution. Spiritual knowledge of the power of the present moment adds to improvisational quality of the music. The business has changed through a digital revolution in the recording industry and crackdown on corruption in collecting societies.
The music is embraced by European countries, America and all sections of Southern Africa.
The Story of South African Jazz is a narrative in learning to play. Every jazz musician learns from elders and thus the musical development follows cycles of time - referred to as "rays." A ray is a build-up of a collective expression that marks a cycle or an age
2000 sat on the cusp of the fourth ray of South African Jazz and was the time zone which Volume One was first written. 2015 sits on the cusp of the 5th ray of South African Jazz and is the timezone in which volume two is written.
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