International Library of African Music

International Library of African Music

The International Library of African Music (ILAM) is one of the world’s greatest repositories of African music and musical instruments. We were founded in 1954 by Hugh Tracey and we're attached to the music department of Rhodes University (South Africa). Our aim is to discover, record, analyse, archive, teach, publish and promote the music and oral arts of Africa - and we're using podcasting to help us do that.
South Africa
4 Podcast shows

Songs of the Ocean

We are all ocean people. No matter where on Earth we live, the ocean touches every aspect of our lives, from the air we breathe and the climate we experience to the food we eat and the goods we consume. What we do in our daily lives affects the oceans…
16 Aug 2023 5 episodes English Music · Nature


The TAU (Teaching Advancements at Universities) Fellowships Programme seeks to build a cadre of teaching fellows in a wide range of disciplines over a 19-month programme, involving block week contact sessions, individual projects in own teaching and learning settings, group projects and reflective reports; participants are drawn from all South…
29 May 2022 1 episodes English Read by Sumaiya Adam, Nontobeko Mncwangi, Ashraf Kagee Education · Science

African Music Activists

Meet some of Southern Africa's most talented musicians. Discover their stories and hear their work. But this podcast is about more than that. Each artist is also passionate about keeping traditional African music alive, evolving and, above all, heard. Each one is an African Music Activist.
9 Jun 2021 6 episodes English Music · Performing Arts

AfroLoops: discovering the instruments of Africa

In AfroLoops: Discovering the instruments of Africa, we introduce you to some of the continent's best-loved instruments - how they're made and played, how they sound and a bit about their history. So - if you don't know your marimba from your mbira, this podcast is for you.
4 Oct 2019 7 episodes English Performing Arts · Education