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Venture down Sani street on a weekday afternoon and you may hear the sounds of Ma Brrr, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Purcell, Michael Jackson, fanfares, umxhentso, dubstep, Bob Marley, Jonas Gwangwa… or something else you’ve never heard before. Trombones, marimbas, bass guitar… piano, voices, cellos, drums… shouts, whispers, booms, clicks, screams… it’s the sound of young people working, playing; the singing of beating hearts and the creaking of expanding minds.  Access Music Project (AMP) is an Eastern Cape music education centre connecting young people with their creative identities and opportunities in the creative economy, in partnership with local schools. AMP was established in response to the problem of young potential musicians not having access to music studies. In many schools music is not an option for study, and arts in general have little priority. AMP’s model is that of a centre where human and physical resources are pooled to serve learners from various under-resourced schools, enabling the creation of a well-equipped, diverse and high quality music programme. Engagement with arts provides a space in which children can explore those parts of their selves that cannot be understood through words, and develop critical and alternative ways of thinking and expression. The opportunity to study music formally can open up another world of pathways for children who are talented and aspiring musicians.

AMP is pleased to announce a grant from the ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music)’s International Sponsorship Fund, which is going to assist towards music tuition for AMP learners in 2019, as well as the start of AMP’s first string ensemble! ... See MoreSee Less

AMP is pleased to announce a grant from the ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music)’s International Sponsorship Fund, which is going to assist towards music tuition for AMP learners in 2019, as well as the start of AMP’s first string ensemble!

 

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Good news! Congrats!

Yay! Such great news :)

Well done. Brilliant news.

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Masicule 2019 was so LIT. Here's the massed choir. ... See MoreSee Less

Masicule 2019 was so LIT. Heres the massed choir.Image attachmentImage attachment

AMP is very proud of its two vocalists, Othandwayo Bill & Alungile Dlayedwa, for their performance of John Mayer's Gravity at this year's Masicule show! ... See MoreSee Less

AMP is very proud of its two vocalists, Othandwayo Bill & Alungile Dlayedwa, for their performance of John Mayers Gravity at this years Masicule show!

 

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Thank you💛😊

Amp got talent hey🔥🔥💯

They were brilliant!

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Masicule 2019. Vusi Mahlasela with AMP Artisitc Director Mr Gareth Walwyn and AMP board chairperson Mr Elijah Moleseng Madiba backstage on Monday 25 Feb. ... See MoreSee Less

Masicule 2019. Vusi Mahlasela with AMP Artisitc Director Mr Gareth Walwyn and AMP board chairperson Mr Elijah Moleseng Madiba backstage on Monday 25 Feb.Image attachment

 

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Well done Gareth, AMP and the wonderful musicians and Vuzi It was a stunning show The singing, the mixing of choristers from various schools and cultural & socio-economic backgrounds was truly inspiring. This show does arguably do far more to facilitate understanding and healing than all the talk by politicians. Congratulations

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On Monday (25/02/'19) afternoon choirs, AMP learners, musicians & hopefuls filled the Joza Youth Hub Common Room for words of wisdom from the maestro, Vusi Mahlasela.
Xolani Jonono, Nombasa Maqoko, Gareth Walwyn
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On Monday (25/02/19) afternoon choirs, AMP learners, musicians & hopefuls filled the Joza Youth Hub Common Room for words of wisdom from the maestro, Vusi Mahlasela.
Xolani Jonono, Nombasa Maqoko, Gareth WalwynImage attachment

During the RUCE recruitment workshop on 23/02/2019. The gentleman sitting at the desk is Julian Arenzon, a seasoned drummer and teacher. ... See MoreSee Less

During the RUCE recruitment workshop on 23/02/2019. The gentleman sitting at the desk is Julian Arenzon, a seasoned drummer and teacher.

The sixth segment of Masicule takes place at the Guy Butler Theatre at the Monument this coming weekend (24 & 25 Feb). Tickets are available at AMP (Joza Youth Hub). ... See MoreSee Less

Our learners hard at work choosing potential careers for themselves during the 1st session of our Doorways programme. Corinne Knowles ... See MoreSee Less

Our learners hard at work choosing potential careers for themselves during the 1st session of our Doorways programme. Corinne Knowles

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Access Music Project

Masicule 2019 is just around the corner! Gareth Walwyn from AMP is the show director and this year's guest artist is Vusi Mahlasela! Don't miss this spectacular celebration of the human voice. #masicule #nationalartsfestival #creativecity #vusimahlasela #ampjoza #accessmusic #accessmusicproject ... See MoreSee Less

Masicule 2019 is just around the corner! Gareth Walwyn from AMP is the show director and this years guest artist is Vusi Mahlasela! Dont miss this spectacular celebration of the human voice. #masicule #nationalartsfestival #creativecity #vusimahlasela #ampjoza #accessmusic #accessmusicproject
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