““During the last twenty years my office has viewed a constant stream of proposals from prospective volunteers, and as far as possible, we have tried to assist in making meaningful links. It is however not often that we encounter people of the Capp’s caliber, who have critical minds, are well-informed, and are generous in imparting their knowledge. During her stay, Myrna interacted with a wide range of artists, transferred her skills and enriched many lives through her piano performances and uplifting encounters. This book, with its moving narratives on the lives and work of some of our most prominent artists, and apt images skillfully captured by Grayson, is tangible evidence of the effort they both made to make their stay in Namibia memorable not only for themselves, but also for others. We thank them for the valuable contribution made to the documentation of our cultural heritage.”

Retha-Louise Hofmeyr, Director of Arts: Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sport & Culture
“Myrna Capp offers an inspirational insider’s view of the unique personal contexts and cultural dynamics shaping the diverse realities of contemporary Namibian music practitioners. She provides the direct perspective of a seasoned ethnomusicologist who genuinely appreciates the history behind the music of Namibia’s performers.”

Hercules Viljoen, Head of the Visual & Performing Arts Department (2002-2011), UNAM
“Dr. Capp once again opens our eyes and ears to the musical landscape of Namibia. Not only do you get a sense of the beauty of Namibia through photographs, but the context in which music thrives through succinct insightful interviews of important musicians.”
William Chapman-Nyaho, Ghanaian-American pianist and independent scholar”


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