Echoes of Sophiatown

South Africa has a rich heritage of swinging jazz from the 1930s-50s that will soon be lost as the last musicians and dancers from that era pass on. Echoes of Sophiatown aims to bring this music back to life and pay tribute to the almost-forgotten legends of our past. By transcribing and recording tracks from a wide range of artists and uncovering their stories we can bring this music back to dance floors and see it connect people once more.


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Cape Town Swing is a non-profit organisation run by local dancers, organising regular events for swing dancers: socials and parties, outdoor dancing, swing DJ meetups, movie nights, and lots more.