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.


Luka Mukhavele

Steve Jones

Luka Xikhapani Mukhavele musicianship has been shaped since his childhood along the Limpopo valley, Gaza province in the south of Mozambique where he was exposed to all forms of local and regional musical traditions and instruments. He studied at the Zimbabwe College of Ethnomusicology Trust, graduated an MA in World music studies at The University of Sheffield and is working towards his PhD in Ethno-organology. At present he lectures Acoustics and Organology Study of Mozambican Traditional Musical Instruments and Construction of Mozambican Traditional Musical Instruments at the Eduardo Mondlane University, in Maputo. He also teaches music education at the Maputo International School, researches and builds musical instruments as well as perform under his own Mukhambira Ethnomusical Project.