By Staff Producer
The great South African trombonist and composer, Jonas Gwangwa was an ambassador for South Africa’s music around the globe and an advocate against apartheid. He was a man of many layers.
From the nascence of his career in the 1950s, Bra JG, as he was affectionately known, understood the potent combination of culture and the arts as an effective instrument for national liberation. Together with others of his generation, Gwangwa harnessed the enthralling capacity of music not just to entertain, but also to hold up the mirror to society and bare the evil soul of the Apartheid regime to the world.
“Pieces Of A Man” attempts to unravel lesser known facets of Jonas Gwangwa. It features media personality and author of “Jazz Epistles : The Living History” as well as music archivist Rob Alingham.