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Programme 2012

Punk in Africa

Keith Jones, Deon Maas / 2011 / Czech Republic, South Africa / 82’

UK Premiere

Sat 23 June / 16:30 / SOAS


Punk in Africa tells the story of punk in South Africa and how it spread to Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Kenya and played a role there in the political struggle. We get to see the most important bands and the legendary venues where they played, but also the evolution of punk music and the influence it had on modern South African bands. In the wings of the many tumultuous concerts, the documentary tells an alternative history of South Africa in the last 40 years, a story unknown to many.


Followed by panel discussion with Keith Jones, Director, Matt Temple (musician and founder of Matsuli Music) and Sean Roe (musician in afro-punk bands, Johannesburg 1981-1984 including Domestic Servants, Pansulas). Chaired by Angela Impey (ethnomusicologist at SOAS) 


£7/£5 Concession