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.


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Matthias Röhrig Assunção

Steve Jones

Matthias Röhrig Assunção is a professor of History at the University of Essex. His publications include Capoeira: The History of an Afro-Brazilian Martial Art (2005) and De Caboclos a Bem-te-vis (2015), a history of plantation society in Maranhão, Northern Brazil. He also co-directed the documentary films Verses and Cudgels. Stick Playing in the Afro-Brazilian Culture of the Paraíba Valley, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2009) and Body Games. Capoeira and Ancestry (2014). More information at