Music and the Anti-Apartheid Movement

Janie Cole

Janie Cole, left, will be in residence at Dickinson Nov. 9-11.

Musicologist Janie Cole to discuss music's role in the anti-apartheid struggle

Dickinson will host a lecture by Janie Cole, a musicologist and oral historian who will discuss music’s critical role in the anti-apartheid struggle, on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Weiss Center for the Arts, room 235.

Cole will present footage from her current documentary project, Singing Through the Pain, which focuses on music’s role at Robben Island, where activists—led by Nelson Mandela—were imprisoned and tortured. Cole is a professor at the University of Cape Town and the founder and executive director of Music Beyond Borders.

Cole is in residence at Dickinson Nov. 9-11. During that time, she will present her ongoing research on the stories and songs of South Africans who were incarcerated at Robben Island during the anti-apartheid struggle.

For more information, call 717-245-1568.


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Published November 6, 2015