A display of cultural excellence

2015-04-30 13:46
Seen are some of the Eisteddfod participants.
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Seen are some of the Eisteddfod participants. Photo: supplied

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THE Brake Village Siva Soobramaniar Alayam in Tongaat participated in the Youth Tamil Eisteddfod which was hosted by the Lower North Coast region at the Greenbury Community Hall in Phoenix on Sunday, 19 April.

Participants displayed their skills in an array of different categories comprising musical instrument playing, singing, dance, drama, prose and poetry.

The standard of competition was high in all categories.

The Brake Village Alayam Music and Tamil school initiative is spearheaded by Sathi Subrayen and Rani Naidoo respectively. This is their third year of participation in the Eisteddfod and they have slowly been developing the talents of their charges.

In this year’s Eisteddfod, the group that participated in the drama category finished on top and will now participate in the KZN provincial Eisteddfod which is expected to take place at the Durban city hall within the next two months. The national finals in the Youth Eisteddfod is scheduled to take place at the Shree Veeraboga Cultural Centre in Tongaat in the first weekend of July.

An elated Sathi Subrayen, CEO of Brake Village Siva Soobramaniar, said: “We have taken a decision to foster music and vernacular classes at the Alayam and these initiatives help us to achieve our goals that we have set at the Alayam.”

He also urged parents of young children to get their children connected with the Alayam’s music and Tamil school

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