Cara Stacey is a South African musician, composer and researcher. She holds a Masters in Musicology (Edinburgh University) and a MMus in musical performance from SOAS (London). Cara is currently completing her doctoral research through the South African College of Music and SOAS (London), specialising in the makhoyane braced-bow of Swaziland. She is an NRF Freestanding Doctoral scholar, a Commonwealth Split-Site scholar and the recipient of funding from the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust and the University of Cape Town. Cara is based between London, Cape Town and Swaziland.