From page 1:Uplifting communities through the arts

2016-09-13 06:00
Black Project members from left:Thabani Hlatshwayo, Sebenzile Madlala, Senzo Mabaso and Linda Ka Mpongo.  Photo: nosipho mkhize

Black Project members from left:Thabani Hlatshwayo, Sebenzile Madlala, Senzo Mabaso and Linda Ka Mpongo. Photo: nosipho mkhize

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“People do not realise how much talent there is in the townships and we have been knocking at different doors for funding, but unfortunately, we have not been lucky. We invite people to come to one of our musical sessions and see for themselves.

“On Youth Day we had an awards evening for all performers as a token of appreciation and to encourage them to carry on with what they do. Black Projects is planning a Heritage Day event on Saturday 24 September.

“This day will be filled with lots of fun and education on what Heritage is all about. We will have music performances on different genres of music including scathamiya, maskandi and hip-hop, we also invited various poets and speakers to talk to attendees.

“Our food will be strictly traditional food which is jeqe [pot bread], samp and various African foods.

“I encourage the youth to be dependent and not rely on other people. They need to be part of youth organisations in order for them to stay away from the streets and drugs.

“We thank everyone who has helped us with our initiatives. We also urge businesses to sponsor us with a new sound system, including microphones.

For more information, contact 073 241 4016 or 062 714 8731.

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