From left: Professor Salim Washington; Professor
Cheryl Potgieter and Dean and Head of the School
of Arts Professor Nogwaja Zulu.

Professor Salim Washington, a Harlem-based musician/scholar and an accomplished composer/arranger, recently gave his Inaugural lecture on Twentieth Century Aesthetic Revolt: The Revolutionary Implications of Jazz at the Unite Building at UKZN.

DVC and Head of the College of Humanities Professor Cheryl Potgieter welcomed Washington to the University stating, “The College is honored to have an A-rated academic and researcher for the School of Arts and we thank you for joining the University.”

Professor Washington discussed the jazz aesthetic calling it fundamental, pervasive and catalytic macro-antiphonal. “Music has social valence and tells us something about the culture and the social practices of a particular community,” he said.