Sitting with legs crossed or with feet firmly planted on the ground could be the difference between being taken seriously or being sexually objectified. This is the advice Anikki Maswanganyi gives to her daughter, Solace, a jazz vocalist. Maswanganyi is a drummer and leader of her all-female jazz band from Tshwane, Ladies In Jazz. She is a reluctant feminist and the brains behind the Women In Song Legacy Tour programme she started in 2015. Women In Song celebrates the visibility of female artists and stems from Maswanganyi’s aversion to the discrimination and violations of female jazz musicians. The strong bonds she formed with veterans Dorothy Masuka and Abigail Kubeka inspired her to curate the Mother and Daughter concert series. The series nurtures cross-generational exchanges and showcases the power of music in uniting families. Headlining in 2018 are three generations of women: singer, guitarist and teacher Tu Nokwe; her performer-composer niece Ayanda Nhlangothi and Nirvana No...

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