Current projects

Southern African Encyclopedia of Music & Sound

The aim of this project study is to lay the groundwork for the long-term facilitation and compilation (effectively an open-ended process) of an online and open access Southern African Encyclopedia of Music & Sound within Wikipedia. This encyclopedia project will serve a decolonial function and contribute to developing African scholarship by including entries on different genres, styles, traditions, cultures and practices in South Africa’s eleven official languages, and in the longer run also include other Southern African and African languages. Thus, it will open the field of Southern African music and sound studies to as wide a readership as possible.  

Contact person: Prof Willemien Froneman (