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September Jive Exhibition at Eyethu Art Space

20 Oct, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Eyethu Art Space is proud to present the “September Jive” Exhibition, made posssible by Alliance Francaise Soweto.

Date: 20 October 2018

Time: 13:00- 15:00


Venue: Eyethu Art Space

00651 Tshabalala Street, Mofolo Central, Soweto, Johannesburg

Exhibition runs until 31 October 2018


September Jive is a tribute to the musical heritage of South Africa. The exhibition will provide a platform to meet, discuss and engage around the incredible diversity and history that makes South Africa such a rich musical country.

September Jive comprises two exhibitions, a walkabout by curator Rob Allingham as well as a panel discussion. It aims at promoting South African musical heritage, from a musicological, historical and visual perspective.


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. This exhibition is the work of photographer Dwayne Kapula.


Visual Interpretations – This is an interview series curated by Phumzile N. Twala, featuring artists Mzwandile Buthelezi and Sindiso Nyoni and is Eyethu Art Space’s contribution to this ground-breaking exhibition. The interviews delve into Album Art in an unconventional way. The interviews will be available digitally via this website as well as on the Eyethu Lifestyle Centre Facebook Page for the duration of the exhibition.

The exhibition will feature an exploration of SA Musical Heritage as curated by Rob Allingham, who served as an archive manager at Gallo Record Company from 1990 to 2008 overseeing the largest archive in Africa as well as a back catalogue that comprises 85% of all recordings made in South Africa in the 20th century.

It also offers unique insight into the musical, political and social history of South Africa and has showcased at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown as well as Botswana.

September Jive – A Tribute to SA Musical Heritage will later on travel to the Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO).


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



20 Oct, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Eyethu Art Space
00651 Tshabalala Street
Johannesburg, 1801 South Africa
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