Alfred Herbert

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Alfred Herbert (“Alf”). (19**-). Musical promotor and impressario.


He was the son of the famous Jewish actress Sarah Sylvia.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

He organised the shows African Jazz and Variety and in 1952 participated in the founding of the Union of South African Artists] (*?) He also produced Shebeen. *****

He was one of the first people to promote black entertainers, both in townships and beyond. He presented the African Jazz/Township Jazz concert series in 1956 at the City Hall which was very popular, but of course performed to segregated audiences.

Awards, etc


Tucker, 1997.

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