Prof Zoliswa Twani

Miriam Makeba Centre
Contact Details: 
043 704 7540
Prof Zoliswa Twani is an Associate Professor and the current Director of the Miriam Makeba Centre of Performing Centre, also known as the Eastern Cape Audio Visual Centre (ECAVC) of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Fort Hare in South Africa, where she has worked for six years. She is a Musicologist with a PhD in Musicology from the University of Witwatersrand (WITS).
Research Interests: 

Her interdisciplinary approach to research and published articles is on music and values; music and language; music and gender; music and politics and music and identity with a chapter on music and renewal of identities in a South African prison in the book: Music and Identity – Transformation and Negotiation (African Sun Media Pty Ltd) and a book:   Music behind bars – empowering and rehabilitating offenders. Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP).  She supervises and examines postgraduate research nationally and internationally.

Her teaching expertise is mainly in historical musicology: western music history, world music and African and South African music. Her qualifications, experience and contribution in Education, Community Engagement and the Music Industry in general, spans over a period of 30 years as an external examiner, adjudicator and evaluator of academic programs. She has facilitation and adjudication experience in a number of musical genres for a variety of public and private organisations provincially and nationally.
Publications: ISBN: 978-0-620-49806-7 Issue Vol. 3 No.2 International Journal of Music and Performing Arts| ISSN 2374-2690 (Print) 2374-2704 (Online) |DOI: 10.15640/ijmpa Lambert Academic Publishing ISN: 978-3-330-03224-8  Journal for Gender and Women Studies Routledge Journals, Taylor and Francis ISSN: 0958-9236 E-ISSN 1465-3869 Vol 1No. 3 / 2013 ABC Research Alert