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September Jive

A Tribute to SA Musical Heritage


'September Jive' originally took place in Johannesburg in September 2016, when a series of events provided a platform to meet, discuss and engage around the incredible diversity and history that makes South Africa such a rich musical country. It comprised two exhibitions as well as panel discussions, screenings, meetings and talks. A tribute to the musical heritage of South Africa, 'September Jive' aimed at promoting the South African musical heritage, from a musicological, historical and visual perspective.

'September Jive - A Tribute to SA Musical Heritage' is presented by the Alliance Française of Johannesburg, curated by Rob Allingham and supported by the Southern African Music Right Organisation (SAMRO) and the French Institute of South Africa.

Now is your chance to see the  two exhibitions, 'SA musical graphics' and 'My favourite sounds', in Cape Town! 

SA musical graphics

Classics and collectables presents 150 of the most interesting, important and beautiful sleeve covers, with a special focus on truly South African designs, which could have emanated only from this country. The selection was made by a group consisting of collectors and designers (Siemon Allen, Rob Allingham, Caroline Hillary, Molemo Moiloa).

My favourite sounds

Music and media personalities speak out about their favourite tracks and albums, consist of 50 photo portraits of music and media personalities including Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Johnny Clegg, Brenda Sisane… accompanied by short interviews about their favourite South African music and explaining why they chose it. This exhibition is the work of photographer Kapula.


The exhibitions also provide a digital platform for the general public to join in, share and contribute by sending their own favourite recordings and sleeves: / instagram: @september_jive / twitter: #septemberjive

Follow September Jive on Facebook: @septemberjive


Opening for First Thursdays || 4 May 2017 || 6:00 pm || Free entrance || Bar open
Exhibition at the Alliance Française du Cap from 4 May 2017 until 26 May 2017