Trees are Life Prize-giving GALA concert with Marimbas
2 October 14:30 Brooklyn Theatre
The Goede Hoop Prestige Band from Reiger Park was started in 2014 and the Dominican School for the Deaf in Hammanskraal was started in 2017 as part of Education Africa’s Marimba Hubs Project. Education Africa has 17 Marimba Hubs in and around Gauteng and has over 1000 participants in its programme.
The Goede Hoop Prestige Band has toured the UK in 2016 where they wowed the crowds wherever they performed.
The Dominican Band is the first marimba band in the world consisting entirely of deaf children.
In August 2018 both these bands performed at the Germiston Theatre in a concert celebrating people with disabilities. They had the honour of performing with internationally acclaimed Ladysmith Black Mambazo in a rendition of their famous hit song: HOMELESS.
Both bands have competed at the Education Africa International Marimba and Steelpan Festival where they have impressed the crowds and have won several awards. They have also performed on stage with 180 performers at the annual Sounds of Celebration concerts held at the Theatre of Marcellus at Emperor’s Palace.
Their programme will include some pieces where they will be playing together as a joint band and some pieces where they will perform on their own.
The will be playing some classical repertoire by Vivaldi, Handel and Beethoven, some traditional African music and some popular pieces.
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