Walter Nhlapo

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Walter Nhlapo (died 1967) was a theatre reviewer and music critic.


Walter Nhlapo (d. 1967) was a journalist employed by Umteteli wa Bantu and a frequent contributor and letter writer to newspapers and magazines. He was also a talent scout for the Gallo Recording Company.

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

Wrote on theatre, jazz and entertainment for The Bantu World in the late 1930s and early 1940s, on occasion under the byline “Critic at Large”. He was particularly critical of the popularity of jazz and vaudeville, seeing greater beauty in the (European) drama.


Biographical note to Nhlapo's article "He Sang and Soared Away", a tribute to the late Anton Lembede in Barlow's Weekly, 16 August 1947[1]

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