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The International Library of African Music (ILAM) hereby announces its latest publication. See the details below.

Traditional music takes centre stage at African heritage exhibition

In the markets that are fast becoming a feature of urban SA’s weekend experience, there is usually a busker playing a hand-held musical instrument. It produces a sound that is quite charming. Some play it with one thumb; others use several fingers.

Dialogic Archival Documentation: Decolonizing the archive to repatriate the past to present Indigenous users

For some years now, repatriation of audio-visual recordings to communities where they were originally recorded has become very important and, indeed, has attracted both national and international advocates. The process of repatriating materials, however, presents numerous challenges for the receiving communities especially as far as linking the past to the present across divides of time, place and socio-cultural and political contexts.

Childhood and Culture project

Connecting Culture and Childhood is a SSHRC PDG (Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Partnership Development Grant) project that leverages a cross-cultural partnership between archives, academic institutions, researchers, and communities, to investigate the implications of repatriation for children and young people.