Segments in this Video

Traditional Music (09:01)


South African musicians are incorporating traditional instruments into their compositions. Dizu Plaatjies builds and plays indigenous instruments in Langa; craftsmen describe their favorite instruments.

Preserving Musical Instruments (07:01)

Plaatjies teaches indigenous music at the University of Cape Town. Rick Deja curates the Kirby collection at the South African College of Music. Mandisi Dyantyis composes a performance at ArtScape that incorporates indigenous and western musical instruments.

Launching New Musical Careers (06:35)

Zinzi Nogavu demonstrates how to play the uhadi bow. When not performing, the singer works at a non-profit children's center teaching music. Nceba Gongxeka plays the kudu horn.

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South Africa's Indigenous Instruments

Part of the Series : Inside Africa - Series 3
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Inspired by a new appreciation for their heritage, South African artists are placing traditional instruments center stage for a modern take on ancient sounds.

Length: 23 minutes

Item#: FPT210533

ISBN: 978-1-64867-951-3

Copyright date: ©2019

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