Percy Mabandu's book, Yakhal'inkomo: Portrait of a Jazz Classic, explores the significance of jazz in South Africa's history and politics through the years.
The title, taken from 1968 saxophonist and composer Winston Mankunku Ngozi, captures the struggle of black people living in apartheid South Africa.
702's Azania Mosaka spoke to author and writer, Percy Mabandu, about his recent project.
Award-winning Mabandu weaves the music and artwork that shaped black life, culture and politics of the time.
Listen to the conversation below:
The music is able to express things about the human condition that only music can in a way that language cannot say.— Percy Mabandu, author
We have a responsibility to tell our own story. We receive this heritage and connect with history to chart our own story.— Percy Mabandu, author