The Modern-Old Jazz Appreciation Society is a non-profit organisation dedicated to educating the general public about the historical significanc e of the Cape Town's musical heritage. Membership to the organisation is opened to all born South Africans; blacks, coloureds and whites. A member of the governing body, Khayalagunya Social Community Development in the Humanities and the Khayalagunya Supreme Arts Council, the Modern-Old Jazz Appreciation Society sponsors jazz performances by musicians who are card carrying members of Thandanani Botaki (or Artists Love One Another). It gives support and aid to Thandanani Botaki members. It also takes an active part in Khayalagunya jazz, whose aim is to strengthen jazz in Khayelitsha, Langa, Gugulethu and Nyanga( or Khayalagunya as these townships are called today). It also arranges courses, clinics with international artists and has a library of newspapers. cds. videos, periodicals and a press archive. The Modern-Old Jazz Appreciation is also dedicated to the promotion of live jazz in the townships, rural areas where it will organise regular monthly concerts featuring Thandanani Botaki members.
Our mission is to broadened the appreciation and presence of South African music artform and culture called Jazz among ppeople of all ages from eight (8) to eightty (80) through technology, education and performance in Khayelitsha, Langa, Gugulethu and Nyanga.
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