People of Note - Brendan Argent and Sarah Boyd

A new and fascinating CD has just been released called “Echoes of Sophiatown”. It is a re-creation of a number of the songs which became famous in the jazz clubs of Sophiatown before the apartheid machine declared it a white area. The CD is dedicated to preserving, celebrating and reviving the original music and dance of South Africa’s swing era. The project has been initiated by Cape Town Swing, a non-profit organisation run by a volunteer team of local dancers. The project co-ordinators are Brendan Argent and Sarah Boyd and Rodney Trudgeon invited them into the People of Note studio to talk about the project and to plays some of the music from the new CD.