Show to help save a life

2019-07-30 06:01
Antoinette and Winston Moses.

Antoinette and Winston Moses.

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As Winston Moses from Parow is receiving intensive health care for his kidney, his peers in the music industry are joining hands to raise funds to help pay his bill.

They are organising the Band Aid for Winston Moses show at Club West End in Rylands Estate on Friday 16 August.

According to a statement from the organisers, money raised at the event will go towards Winston’s medical costs and day-to-day living expenses.

The line-up will include Salome, Allou April, Claire Phillips, Leslie Kleinsmith, Vuvu Khumalo, Uncle Cal, Signature SA, Just Us, Ramaine Barreiro, Jabez, Protégé, Naz Stage, Mr Magic, Niyaaz Goolam, Brandon Leigh from KFM and international star Choko from the Caribbean, and is still expected to grow.

Calvin Peters, a custodian of the Band Aid projects, says he has seen this movie play out way too often. “These guys dedicate their lives to making music and entertaining the public, but being a musician is an unthankful job and most of them don’t earn enough to afford medical aid.

“That is why I appeal to all musicians, club owners and the music-loving public to support this worthy cause,” Peters says.

Winston’s health took a knock while he was watching his son’s soccer match on Saturday 18 May. He collapsed and has recently been diagnosed with stage 4 of kidney failure disease. He is currently at home.

According to his wife, Antoinette Moses, Winston has undergone two operations before dialysis and doctors recently discovered a blockage following the first operation, which led to him going for a second round. “He has not started with dialysis yet due to a complication following the first operation. Doctors are looking at it and he is going back (to the hospital) tomorrow,” says Antoinette.

Winston says his wish is to have a transplant and continue to make a difference in his community. He also wants to make more people aware of donating through his music.

His dialysis treatment would cost him between R200 000 to R300 000 per year.

Winston who is a producer, arranger and sound engineer has been in the industry since 1989. His journey started when he began touring to different countries and he moulded his career in Johannesburg “where I was exposed to the world of production and recording as I was a recording artist, singing and arranging.”

When he moved back to Cape Town in the 1990’s Winston joined a Band called Encore, did gigs all over Cape Town and says the highlights of his career are to always perform on stage and be creative in the musical environment like during studio work.

“I love it so much,” says Winston.V The show starts at 20:00 and tickets are available at Webticket. For more information contact 082 950 8625 or info@unclecalmusic.com.

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