Trust to protect musicians’ futures

2016-05-31 11:39

A legacy of destitute musicians may be at an end with the establishment of a new trust to care for them.

The African Musicians Trust, based in Claremont, will officially launch on Monday 20 June to present its aims and vision for the future.
Glenn Robertson, one of the founders, explains that he was motivated to start the trust because in recent years too many musicians died penniless after careers that gave the world some iconic music.

“I realised that something has to be done to stem the legacy that some of the legends of our music have to go through,” he says.
“With this trust we want to be part guiding and educating existing musicians and the next generation to empower them to become financially stable.
“We want to provide a platform for marketing, public relations, events management, training and networking. We also want to provide a medical aid and a provident fund to enable them, in their latter years, to live with dignity.”

Robertson adds that the history of music in the Cape was an integral part of the fight for freedom and must also become history that is documented and taught at schools.
“Part of our vision is to promote and implement music tutoring to primary and high schools and also to adult musicians who were previously disadvantaged and who did not have an opportunity to study at tertiary institutions.
“We also want to assist musicians to leave a healthy heritage and a legacy of the works that they have accomplished during their lifetime.
“For the new generation we want to assist and enable musicians to record, produce, reproduce and host their own CD projects and to ensure protection of the copyrighting of their lyrics and music.”
The launch takes place on Monday 20 June at the Kaleidoscope Cafe, 56 Main Road, Claremont from at 18:30.

  • For more information and invitation to attend the launch call 021 674 5761 or 082 296 6100 or go to their Facebook page

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