Hidden Years Music Archive Project (HYMAP) (Stellenbosch University)


The Hidden Years Music Archive Project (HYMAP) is an archival project based at the Documentation Centre for Music (DOMUS), Stellenbosch University, South Africa. The collection contains irreplaceable material documenting the popular music scene in South Africa between 1960 and 2005. The bulk of the material was collected by David Marks, owner of the 3rd Ear Music Company. The collection also includes various collections donated to him. Marks recorded wherever he went and has subsequently built up a vast collection of over 175 000 items representing concerts, events, theatre productions, political meetings and music festivals throughout sub-Saharan Africa. The collection was recently moved from Durban to Stellenbosch. The aim of the project is to unpack, sort and catalogue this archive in order to make it accessible for national as well as international scholars.

ZAStellenbosch, South Africa


Hidden Years Music Archive Project
Profile added by Ano Shumba on 31 Aug 2015