King George V Avenue
Berea, KZN
South Africa

The Bow Music Conference at the University of KwaZulu-Natal on 24 - 27 February 2016 is put together in consultation with southern African and international bow music researchers. Participation will include academics from a wide spectrum of indigenous musical arts, practitioners and cultural bearers of diverse bow music traditions in sub-Saharan and abroad.


Benhardt Bleibinger

Steve Jones

Bernhard Bleibinger studied at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich (Germany) and as exchange student at the University of California Los Angeles (USA). From 2004 until 2007 he conducted research at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas and taught at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona (Spain). Since 2007 he has been heading the Music Department of the University of Fort Hare (South Africa). He published on music and symbols in Spain, the history of ethnomusicology, Xhosa music, Applied Ethnomusicology, curriculum development and music of the counter-reformation in Salzburg.