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More than Tradition - Jazz in Cape Town

This weekend  the Cape Town International Jazz festival takes place. It has given me pause to think once more about the place of this genre in this country’s cultural-political life. That’s because jazz here is not just jazz. It’s a whole lot more. For one, it is a dance style that continues to be the predominant feature of successive generations of Cape Flats families.  Almost similar to what is called salsa in the Latino communities,  jazzing on the Cape Flats is now somewhat of a tradition.

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