UFH Music Scholars and Graduands to present their research at the SA Society Research In Music Conference

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The head of the department, lecturers, and graduands from the University Fort Hare’s Music Department will be among music intellectuals to present their research at the South African Society for Research In Music (SASRIM) 17th Annual Conference.

SASRIM, a society that facilitates dialogue and collaboration between all researchers in music  came into existence with the amalgamation of Musicological Society of Southern Africa and the Symposium on Ethnomusicology at the University of Cape Town in 2005.

This year’s conference is sponsored by the National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences and will be hosted by the Centre for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape from 25-27 August. Alexander Weheliye, a Malcolm S. Forbes Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University in Rhode Island, New England, will deliver a keynote address.

The presenters from UFH are:

Ndumiso Mtshali who is the Head of the Department will present his study on South Africa’s most loved Maskandi musician that is celebrated globally, Phuz’ekhemisi, titled: Phuzekhemisi: Towards a Biography

Senior music lecturer, Thembela Vokwana will share his study that delves into the Violence, Memory and Representation: Reading Reuben Tholakele Caluza's "Silusapho"/"iLand Act" as (Non) Violent Negotiation for Land Rights in South Africa.

Martin Goldstein,  a classical music lecturer will present his Investigation into Whether or Not Bach’s Fugues with Similar Stretto Properties Have Structurally Similar Fugal Subjects.

Music and arts administration time-on-task lecturer,  Siphokazi Ngxokolo-Bili will share her study on Duncan Village born, Johnny Dyani who was a South African jazz double bassist, vocalist and pianist, titled: The Voice of Dyani: From Duncan Village and in Exile.

Kutala Ngoma, a PhD student's co-authored study looks into Indigenous African Music Curriculum in Universities: Exploring Possible Approaches of Teaching and Learning at Walter Sisulu University of South Africa.

Zuko Yigi,  a BMus graduand (Honours) will present his study, titled: The Multiple Journeys of a Song: A Study of Qula Kwedini from Ulwaluko to Jazz Arenas. He will also exhibit his work titled: Jazz Umcibi, a multi-disciplinary offering that seeks to reimagine folk music (umombelo, amagwijo, and amahubo) through the lens of South African Jazz.  The work unfolds as an invention that engages music as a point of reference for locating histories and identities of the Nguni people.

Zintle Mbuyazwe, who is also BMus (Honours) graduand will present her study that looks into The Role of Busi Mhlongo as a Female in Maskanda Music: A Case Study. She will make references to some of Busi Mhlongo's songs on her album titled, Urban Zulu.