Judith Krummeck


Judith Krummeck has been WBJC’s evening drive time host since 1998. Before immigrating to the United States, she was the arts editor for SAfm at the South African Broadcasting Corporation. Judith was a drama and history of art major at the University of Cape Town, and she was a professional actor in Cape Town before moving to Johannesburg to join the SABC, where she worked in both radio and television. She was given the Praise Singer Award for her arts programming from South Africa’s Foundation for the Creative Arts, and she has twice been named Baltimore’s Best by Baltimore Magazine. Judith has history of music qualifications from the University of South Africa, and an  MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore. She is the author of Beyond the Baobab, a collection of essays about her immigrant experience. Her new book, Old New Worlds, intertwines the stories of her great-great grandmother’s immigration from England to South Africa in 1815, and Judith’s from Africa to American almost 200 years later. As a teacher, Judith has lectured at the Universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch, and for the Odyssey and Osher programs at Johns Hopkins University. Judith lives in Baltimore City with her husband, Douglas Blackstone, Director of JHU’s Odyssey Program.

Judith can be reached at jkrummeck@bccc.edu

You can link to Judith’s website here: http://judithkrummeck.com


Judith’s Articles:

Music is Life
The Food of Love

Different Eyes and Ears
“In sweet music is such art…”

recent posts:

  • Prints from Genesis to a Haitian hero to Hiroshima by Jacob Lawrence

    An exhibition of 31 graphic works, created by the African American artist Jacob Lawrence between 1971 and 1997, is being presented by the Mitchell Gallery of St. John’s College, Annapolis. I spoke with the gallery’s Art Educator, Lucinda Edinberg.  

  • JHU’s Odyssey program marks two important anniversaries

        The Odyssey program for lifelong learning at Johns Hopkins University, which is online for the foreseeable future, is commemorating Beethoven and Women’s Suffrage during their Fall 2020 semester. Here is Odyssey’s Director, Douglas Blackstone.    

  • Booknotes ventures into a dystopian land

    A global pandemic … a mother and son on the run … a sinister cult of neon nuns.   Award-winning, internationally best-selling South African author, Lauren Beukes, is on her game.