Category Archives: Music and Politics

Research sources for Jewish (music) studies

For researchers on (South African) Jewish music, the following resources may be useful:

African Jewish Congress

Black Jews of Southern Africa

Department of Religious Studies, University of Cape Town

Documentation Centre for Music (DOMUS)

Faith Communities and apartheid

International Jewish Cemetery Project: South Africa

Jewish Chabad-Lubavitch Centres in South Africa

Jewish Communities of the World: Jewish South Africa

Jewish Currents

Jewish Genealogy Blog

Jewish Geneology Main Site

Jewish Photo Library

Jewish Research in South Africa (Ancestry24)

Jewish South African SIG (Special Interest Group)

Jewish Women’s Archive

Kaplan Centre, University of Cape Town

Music, Memory and Migration in the Post-Holocaust Jewish Experience-Pro

South Africa: Jewish Family History Research Guide

South African Holocaust and Genocide Foundation

South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD)

South African Jewish Museum

South African Jewish Year Book Database

South African Union for Progressive Judaism


Tikvath Israel Congregation

Witbank Jewish Community


South African music features in Smithsonian Folkways Magazine

Smithsonian Folkways Magazine commemorates twenty years of South African democracy, featuring music of South Africa in their latest issue:

• Cover Story: Anti-Apartheid Freedom Songs Then and Now – Tayo Jolaosho

• Archive Spotlight: Interview with Diane Thram – Meredith Holmgren & Diane Thram

• From the Field: “Proud of who I am”: Venda Children’s Musical Cultures – Andrea Emberly & Mudzunga Junniah Davhula

• Tools for Teaching: South Africa, Free At Last: The Freedom Songs of South Africa and the Civil Rights Movement in America – Stacy Malachowski