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Creative Skills Music Development is growing

“Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.” Plato
Hello everyone, We thought you may like to hear how the children’s performance at the Cape Town Jazzathon went last weekend.

It was amazing
the children were magnificent
and we are just so proud of them.

Some photographs and a video follow.
The Die Kop Youth Group at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town.
There are thank you’s to make for the support we received in making the Die Kop Youth Group’s outing very special and their performance a great success.

Thank you to Rotary Stanford and to Mr. Mike Gibbs (UK) for sponsoring the children’s outfits and snacks for the day,
and thank you to the Grootbos Foundation, for providing us with the transport all the way to and from Cape Town (

We appreciate your kindness and generosity very much.

On stage in the Amphitheatre, Creative Skills Factory music programme mentor, Manuel Jardine, and our Die Kop Youth Group and the Manuel Jardine Arts Foundation children, the Bottelary Blokfluit Blassers.
The two groups of children were so brave, they played their recorders with grace and poise in front of hundreds of spectators in the Amphitheatre at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
Many of these children have never had the opportunity to travel anywhere outside of their own community, let alone travel to Cape Town to perform at a national event like this.

This was a day that these children will never forget




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