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2019.06.05

Launch of CD: ‘Songs of Heritage, Hope and Healing’ by Mantombi Matotiyana

On Tuesday 9 April 2019, the CD ‘Songs of Heritage, Hope and Healing’ by Mantombi Matotiyana was launched at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective (TAAC) in Observatory, Cape Town.

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2018.10.15

Chris James piano finds home at AOI, by Marc Röntsch

Marc Röntsch, who started working on the Christopher Langford James archive many years ago, reflects on the donation of the James piano to AOI.

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2018.10.14

New AOI offices honours first owners of house in Joubert Street, by Lynne Rippenaar-Moses

In remembering residents uprooted from central Stellenbosch because of the Group Areas Act, AOI officially named its offices after the first residents who lived at 7 Joubert Street. Read more here.

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2018.10.10

Opening AOI, by Stephanus Muller

Speech delivered by the Director of AOI, Prof. Stephanus Muller, on 9 October 2018 at the inauguration of the institute and the naming of the AOI premises at 7 Joubert Street as Pieter Okkers-huis.

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2018.08.07

South African composer Stanley Glasser (1926-2018)

The death has been announced on 5 August of composer and academic Stanley Glasser. Read about his song cycle, Exile, here. This article was originally published in Art South Africa 9:4, 2011.

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2018.05.23

Africa Open Institute in the Cape Times

In the run-up to Africa Day on 25 May 2018, AOI Director Stephanus Muller published the following piece in the Cape Times. Read the article here.

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2018.03.01

Africa Open and DOMUS in Schweizer Musikzeitung, by Chris Walton

Prof. Chris Walton writes about forgetting and remembering in South Africa. Read the article here.

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2018.01.25

In search of Graham Newcater by Stephanus Muller

Response delivered at the Graham Newcater concert in the Stellenbosch Art Gallery on 25 January 2018 at 7.pm, with a film by Aryan Kaganof and piano performance by Mareli Stolp.

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