The Kirby Collection at SACM of over 600 rare instruments is a unique example of the musical heritage of Southern Africa. Curator Richard M Deja, PhD, presents the acclaimed collection together with Anthea van Wieringen, granddaughter of the collector Prof Percival Kirby.
The tour will discuss some of the challenges these types of collections present and open a conversation on how to engage with them today. In addition, it will be complemented by a musical demonstration by students and Professor Dizu Plaatjies of the African music section at the South African College of Music, UCT.
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