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New sounds / ancient tools
In this podcast series, musician and musicologist Cara Stacey interviews leading indigenous music specialists from across southern Africa about their beginnings, their praxis, and the highs and lows of working in indigenous musics.

Bronwen Clacherty

Bronwen Clacherty is a lecturer in African Music at the South African College of Music, University of Cape Town. She completed her PhD through UCT and the Re-Centring AfroAsia project, University of Cape Town. Her research focuses on women’s history in Zanzibar and draws on various sources including oral history and particularly songs and stories. Bronwen has a Bachelor of Music from the University of Cape Town and a Masters degree in Participatory Arts from Goldsmiths College, University of London. She is an established musician in South Africa and has travelled extensively to perform in various African, Jazz, Pop and Classical ensembles. Bronwen plays various percussion instruments (congas, vibraphone, marimba, cajon), and she sings and plays the umrhubhe and uhadi (Xhosa bows).