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Bands - Steel / Marimba

The band started in 2001 with 12 steel pans which formed the 'Solid Rock' Steel Band.  There were 14 members in the band, all from the disadvantaged community of St. Francis Bay.

It was an offshoot of the Talhado Childrens' Haven which sought to uplift and empower the local youngsters. Children have to be going to  school in order to join the band.

In 2005, marimba’s were added to the band. Many of the students have since matriculated, but the band continues to empower the local children and community. 

‘Solid Rock’ is led by Mr Leon van Zyl and the band plays at various functions ranging from morning markets to weddings.

Contact Details:

Province: Eastern Cape

City: St Francis Bay

Category: Bands - Steel

Contact Person: Lesley Moore

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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