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Local Jazz band partners with educational NGO on musical project PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Claire   
Friday, 27 July 2012 11:37

 

VuDu, one of Port Elizabeth’s upcoming jazz bands has taken some time out to give back to their community by partnering with local NGO, Masifunde Learner Development in a musical project they have named Siyacula, Siyafunda, Siyakhula. The project incorporates music education as well as fundraising for the building of the organisations Lavel’ilanga Education Center in Walmer Township.  The project will run in four week cycles, incorporating music workshops for selected members of Masifunde’s choir and drama group. The first cycle will run from 1-31 August 2012 launched by a charity concert on 28 July at Coco de Mer. The event will include a performance by the VuDu Jazz band and supporting acts, Ntsika, Umle and various performers from Walmer Township.

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Poetry event in Mthatha PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Claire   
Tuesday, 26 June 2012 13:51

 

A young artist from Mthatha has been motivated to give back to her community by organising a poetry event called “Hold Your Thoughts” on Saturday, June 30.  

Durban based Ludwekazi Ndlzai says that the poetry festival is aimed at promoting poetry from all spheres in the Transkei region including up-and-coming and established poets. She described the event as a platform to showcase the existing skills among local poets while encouraging poets to maintain their talent as an instrument of communication, as well as literacy.

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