lecture & discussion: seeds of the braced bow with nkosenathi ernie koela , beheroze shroff, and jazmin graves, moderated by hiba ali


the third and momentary concluding event of the black indian ocean series, entitled seeds of the braced bow, featured nkosenathi ernie koela’s dissertation on the shared heritage of musical braced bow, known as the malunga, chitende and umakhweyana, from india, mozambique and kwazulu-natal/swaziland. akin to the germination of airborne seeds as they travel, koela delineates how ancient african practices of sagacity travel far and wide as a living piece of memory through the music of the global african diaspora. the conversation included nkosenathi ernie koela, beheroze shroff and jazmin graves and was moderated by hiba ali.