About the Book
Music historian Professor David Coplan tells the story of Bassline and the Holmes’s journey in this beloved music venue. This book is a tangible piece of the magic to take home and savour. And those who were never there will be given a chance to experience this dream. With more than 50 iconic photographs from Oscar Gutierrez, the book is more than just a memoir. It is a gritty, smoky, passionate slice of time. Bassline will always be a reminder of what if feels like to live the impossible.
About the Author
David Coplan has been researching and writing about South African popular music since 1975, and has published several books on the subject, including In Township Tonight! Three Centuries of South African Black City Music and Theatre and In the Time of Cannibals. Currently he is the Emeritus Professor and Chair of Anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
Photographer and photojournalist Oscar Gutierrez has left an indelible mark on the world of photography in Africa. Since arriving in Southern Africa in 1994, Oscar has documented an astonishing range of events and issues in politics, arts and culture, religion, and much besides. In the process, he has become possibly the quintessential photojournalist in Southern Africa today.