My Culture My Music celebrates the unique South African cultural landscapes through music, visiting the past and its influences on the present. Culture gives each of us our identity through ideas, customs and social behaviour. Music is an art form and cultural activity that adds to one’s identity and it is an important form and avenue for personal and group expressions. It is also a reflection of all the historical, political, economic and aesthetic values of culture.
There is concern regarding how South Africa’s colonial history continues to take away from culture and language but through music people are touched and reminded of who they are. The connection between music and culture is expressed in this moving documentary where various South African artists narrate what music and culture mean to them. The artists featured in the film express their cultural heritage through their music.