Paarl, South Africa
Behind The Curtain airs weekly from Paarl, South Africa on Radio KC 107.7. Through mixes, audio documentaries and interviews, each episode goes behind the music to tell the untold stories of the people, places, and organizations shaping culture from but whose stories have remained behind the curtain of repression.
The name was inspired by the story of South African jazz saxophonist Winston Mankunku, who in 1964 was forced to play concerts from behind a curtain due to apartheid regulations. BTC will honor Mankunku's legacy by opening the curtain covering those who have made a difference in their community through music, the arts, and more, but whose stories have remained suppressed until now. Mixes will blend classic and contemporary South African sounds with jazz, soul, R&B, and more, looking to unify SA sounds the music soundtracking the world.
Host - Jeremy Steinberger