A tribute to Joe Mthimka

Season 1 Episode 18

“I have this great desire to see ourselves starting to appreciate ourselves…I know how brilliant African culture and African wisdom is”

“I’m one of those people who left school, willingly, not because I was a dumb student but because in my way of thinking I was way ahead of the system, or as we used to call it then, it was the rat race…..getting polished up and primed to go and work in the machinery of White supremacy…and I just felt I didn’t want my mind stifled”

Born 1948 murdered February 2009 Joe Mthimka was a jazz musicologist who promoted local talent and sported a huge collection of rare local jazz music. Shortly before his death he shared his views on the political situation in South Africa.

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Film Credits

Director: Jo Menell

Camera/Editor: Richard Mills

Production Assistant: Refiloe Kobane

Archive Footage: Tumi Tsukudu

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