Intercultural Music Project
At our regular Masterclasses, professional artists are invited to come and share their knowledge and experience with mixed groups of music project participants from Ocean View, Masiphumelele and Fish Hoek.
The first one, in May 2010 at the Ocean View Civic Centre, was led by Godfrey Johnson, master musician, singer and pianist. He focused on warm ups and mic technique, and discussed ways to deal with nerves and communicate with an audience.
Masterclass May 2010 Godfrey Johnson
|Godfrey Johnson’s Masterclass to mixed group of participants|
In July, sound engineer Willem Moller shared his expertise with a mixed eMzantsi crew of sound operators.
In the women's month of August, vocalist Ernestine Deane came to Living Way, Masiphumelele to inspire our girls to claim their space! We were particularly pleased how Ernie’s intervention empowered some of our shy girls to step up significantly in the months that followed.
Masterclass August 2010 Ernestine Dean
|Ernestine Deane inspiring our girls to sing out and everyone to share their stories|
In October, Zimbabwean reggae artist and theatre director Teba Shumba energetically motivated a very large group that gathered to hear him in Ocean View to challenge themselves to push their limits.
Masterclass October 2010 Teba Shumba
|Teba Shumba challenging our groups to recognise that you are only limited by yourself|
In March 2011, the first Masterclass of the year was facilitated by cabaret performer Christine Weir of Not The Midnight Mass fame – and also mother of Fish Hoek participant Matthew Weir, singer in rock band My Friend's Bread! She principally addressed stage presence with a focus on vocal techniques and building confidence.
Masterclass March 2011 Christine Weir
|Christine Weir with music project participants from our three wings together in Masiphumelele|