Looking at the cultural evolution of jazz music, Percy Mabandu explains the significance of the genre, as well as the personal stories and politics attached to it.
He also looks at whether or not a love for the music can be learned.
Jazz music affirms what is good about democracy, it insists that you articulate that yourself but it insists that you do so with the highest form of virtuosity and the highest possible form of regard for the whole ensemble. So it is an affirmation of democratic ideals.— Percy Mabandu, author
Jazz music is not music of the museum, its a living music, a living art form that is constantly acquiring accents into itself.— Percy Mabandu, author
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