For Future Generations – Hugh Tracey and ILAM Exhibition in CT


VISIT THE ILAM EXHIBITION AT THE CASTLE IN CAPE TOWN – CLOSES MARCH 31, 2012
The International Library of African Music (ILAM) at Rhodes University has created a traveling exhibition of the work of its founder, Hugh Tracey , and his son, Andrew Tracey. The exhibition includes sound recordings, film, multimedia, instruments and photographs. Hugh Tracey was a pioneer researcher of African music. He conducted field trips into east, central and southern Africa from as early as 1929. During these trips he collected recordings of African musicians in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Moçambique.
Part of what has delighted us about the exhibition at Africa Media Online is our involvement with pictures in the exhibition. In the last quarter of 2007 we digitised the whole ILAM picture archive – over 10,000 images at archival standard – and we created an online digital repository for the ILAM images and represent the images to publishers and broadcasters on Africa Media Online. It is the best of these images that have been printed for the exhibition.
The exhibition is currently at Iziko in Cape Town at the William Fehr Collection at the Castle of Good Hope where the 2011 World Press Photo exhibition is also on display. So it is worth a visit. More details about the exhibition can be found here.

Above: Hugh Tracey pioneer researcher of African Music and founder of the International Library of African Music. PHOTO: International Library of African Music/Africa Media Online