Jazz against Apartheid: The Music of Johnny Dyani

Posted on Okt 25, 2021 in / Serial Events

25 years ago I joined Jazz against Apartheid in Frankfurt. The project was created in 1986 in collaboration with the South African exile musician Johnny Dyani, a composer, bandleader and bassist. His music is at the same time an important art work, a history of the struggle against apartheid and a biography of a life in exile. During my taking part in this project I had the pleasure and honor to work with the true innovators Harry Beckett, John Tchicai and Janusz Stefanksi, all of whom passed away over the years. This week Makaya Ntshoko, Claude Deppa, Daniel Guggenheim, Allen Jacobson, Tobias Delius, Christian Lillinger and myself join again to celebrate the music of Dyani, like we did in intervals of 2 years ever since. Pure joy. Thanks to Jürgen Leinhos for making

this possible!


Haus Am Dom, Domplatz 3, 60311 Frankfurt

Dienstag, 26. Oktober 2021, 20:00 Uhr


Link für den Livestream:


Wartburggemeinde Frankfurt/Nord, Hartmann-Ibach-Straße 110, 60389 Frankfurt/M

Mittwoch, 27. Oktober 2021, 20:00 Uhr

Donnerst, 26. Oktober 2021

Exhibition „Exil 1933-1945“ –

Nationalbibliothek, Frankfurt

Bessunger Knabenschule (Darmstadt), Ludwigshöhstrasse 42 , 64285 Darmstadt

Freitag, 29. Oktober 2021, 20:00 Uhr,

Brotfabrik, Bachmannstraße 2-4, 60488 Frankfurt

Samstag, 30. Oktober 2021, 20:00 Uhr,