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South African music,Township Jazz
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3rd Ear Music - 3rd Edition Jan./ Feb. 2001
South African music,Township Jazz South African music,Township Jazz City Folk,Maskandi,Zulu,alternative music
City Folk,Maskandi,Zulu,alternative music
3rd Ear Music's Hidden Years Archive Project is a unique collection of alternative South African music - Live Recordings from Festivals, Concerts & Clubs or at independent Studios - 1964 to 1994 - SAfrican music legends & forgotten heroes - from Township Jazz to City Folk, from Zulu Maskandi to Political Rock 'n Roll.

The Hidden Years Music Archive Project> Roger Lucey - 21 Years down the road - almost became 22 years down the gravel path... but at long last the long-awaited double (limited edition ) CD-R of 21 great tunes - the very best of Roger's original "Road is Much Longer / Half Alive & Running for Cover" albums - are now available on line or from 3rd Ear Music. The CD-R's include a host of new tunes recorded in Cape Town over the past 5 years.

The News Forum - Where does the lion sleep tonight?> Where does the lion sleep tonight? Internationally renowned SAfrican author Rian Malan has researched & written a remarkable expose for Rolling Stone magazine in the USA, on the murky side of music's international mainstream. It's about SAfrican singer-songwriter Soloman Linda - The man who recorded & composed Mbube (aka - The Lion Sleeps Tonight / Whimaway / In the Jungle, etc.).

The Hidden Years Book - Terry Rosenberg and Melvin Peters at the Blue Zoo> The Hidden Years Book - Terry Rosenberg has agreed to help fund the 3rd Ear Music Hidden Years Book. Terry, who has been one of this country's most active 'back-room' workers, who has helped steer this country (and the kZN province in particular) through some remarkably tough political & economic times & changes. Terry has been renowned and respected as a businessman & sportsman for many years, but not too many people in the world of business & politics have been aware, that among its many talents, he is also a musician of note who wants to do all he can to help local musicians & music. Terry has been playing gigs recently with Alan Judd & Dan Chiorboli. His patronage of 3rd Ear Music & the Hidden Years Book has not only assured a start on a remarkable piece of Hidden History, but it also includes the synopsis for a proposed British TV Documentary on the SAfrica's Hidden Music Years that Keith Huxley is working on in Cape Town.

MITT Commission Table - SAfrican Music in Crisis> SAfrican Music in Crisis - South African culture is being undermined writes Angus Kerr.
Will the Department of Arts Culture Science & Technology (DACST) catch the drift thrown by Angus Kerr and other musicians, when the Minister (Doc. Ben Ngubane) releases the Music Industry Task Team (MITT) report in 2001?

The South African - Norwegian Education & Music Programme - MMINO > Norwegian Grant-In-Aid for the Hidden Years Music Archive project - The South African - Norwegian Education & Music Programme - MMINO - has, through the National Arts Council of South Africa, awarded 3rd Ear Music a grant-in-aid for the year 2001. 3rd Ear Music would like to thank all those concerned for making this grant possible, but with special acknowledgement to Ole Reitov of MMINO and the Norwegian Department of Arts & Culture who are doing so much for South African Arts & Culture; to the local MMINO co-ordinators Nicky du Plessis and Edgar Masuku; Ms Doreen Nteta the CEO of the NAC and to Edwin Sipho Rihlamvu and the NAC board & staff for their kind assistance over the past 2 years.

Where are they now - Zakes Mofokeng, Pat Matshakiza & Tommy Masemola> Where are they now - Zakes Mofokeng, Pat Matshakiza & Tommy Masemola. - Dorkay House 1977 - Rehearsing for the Market Kuif presentation of Black is the Colour (Photo by Harold Figlan - Rand Daily Mail - 7th November 1977).

> Photo Gallery - Here's where Tony Campbell, Rodney Barnett, Manfred Linder, Frank Black, Alf Kumalo and many other photographers' work will play a major role.

> Song Lyrics - Featuring 3eM composers' lyrics & anecdotes.

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