Music Poetry Heritage
welcome to a Pan African content portal, cultural agitation, arts exchange, knowledge network and publishing centre.
Founded 01.04.2000 as a network of authentic African musicians, griots and sonic warriors and healers. A sharing of the spirit, soul and sunny side of Southern African music. An inter-generational, international Pan African initiative for festivity, entertainment and the creative economy.
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Sausage Film CompanyAudio Visual for an African Future
Vusi MchunuHeritage Practitioner
Struan DouglasMusic Writer
About the Sausage Films directors
Vusi Macingwane Mchunu is an author, historian, poet and cultural activist. He brings a mentorship approach to African indigenous knowledge systems, through creativity. He has helped transform many cultural heritage spaces around the country and is a jazz afficionado. Vusi holds a Master of Arts degree from the Free University of Berlin. He has been Executive Chairman of House of Memory(2007-2014). This heritage consultancy provided professional solutions to clients in the heritage, museums, exhibitions, public programming and tourism experiences sector for Africa and the world. Vusi has been Chief Director Heritage for the Department of Military Veterans. His books are Stronger Souls, Pipe Dreams and Pleiades-Isilimela. He is a cancer survivor. His M.A. thesis from the Free University of Berlin, Germany ,was: The Harlem Renaissance (1920 - 1935) in New York and the Sophiatown Renaissance in Johannesburg (1944 1966) and the permanent exhibition, ‘Glimpses of South African Music’, at the Downtown Music Hub in Johannesburg.
Born in Durban Umhlanga Rocks to Tessa and Robert Douglas in 1976, Struan was named after a town in Scotland where they produce excellent honey. Struan is born into an artistic family and the youngest of four children. After matriculating from the top private schools in KZN, Struan attended UCT where he studied to honours in Social Sciences; Religion and Philosophy. Struan Douglas is a South African based African cultural writer, performer, presenter, activist and educator. He studied music at University of KwaZulu Natal, Howard College, and has RSM5 in theory and trumpet performance Ukusa UKZN (2012). afribeat.com was launched in 2000 and remains a positive content portal for promoting unique African stories and realities through creativity.