Fighting crime through art

2015-11-12 06:00

THE annual local arts festival against crime is back and this year the organisers are taking it back to where it all started in 2009.

Some of the best young talent the South Coast has to offer will perform on Saturday, 14 November at the ZG Hall in Gamalakhe from 10am.

Artists have been selected from all over including KwaNzimakwe, Murchison, Gamalakhe, Port Shepstone and Margate.

“The aim is to show the youth that pursuing the arts and following their dreams is far more rewarding and a greater alternative to a life of crime,” said Mark Thornton-Smith, event co-ordinator for One Way.

Previous performers have gone on to appear at government functions and been recognised around KZN.

One such group is a capella sensation, White Bread, from Margate.

A highlight of the show will be a performance by Ugu Youth Radio deejay, Ndu Ngcobo who was recently nominated for the Ugu Local Awards in the Best Urban Male category. He will be performing his hit song Jessica.

One Way Productions will set up a world-class sound and lights system that will give the youngsters an opportunity to feel like a star and a get a taste of the professionalism and feel of the event and music industry.

“Without the valued support of the Hibiscus Coast Municipality and youth manager, Phumlani Mzobe, development initiatives like these would not be possible,” said Thornton-Smith.

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