S3 E3: Jazz and Freedom
10 Feb 2022
Welcome to the third episode of Season Three of The Empty Chair.
Writing teacher, editor, freelance cultural writer and music industry researcher Gwen Ansell chairs a conversation with pianist, composer and songwriter Thandi Ntuli; saxophonist, improviser and composer Linda Sikhakhane and composer, instrumentalist and scholar Prof Salim Washington.
They explore shared experiences, history and collective cultural memory in South Africa and the USA. They also discuss jazz, freedom, their recent projects and the connections between music and politics.
In this episode we stand in solidarity with Rwandan poet Innocent Bahati who has been missing since 7 February 2021. You can read more about him here: https://pen-international.org/news/rwanda-investigate-and-publicly-account-for-the-whereabouts-of-poet-innocent-bahati