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 CD/LP sale fundraiser, happening right now! Live music, eats, and over 2000 albums to browse. ... See MoreSee Less
Well done to AMP learners on a marvellous concert on Saturday! Congratulations on all your hard work this year. A huge thanks to the following institutions and individuals for making the concert and logistics happen: Amazwi (South African Museum of Literature), Elijah Moleseng Madiba, Yandisa Fihlane Ntleki, Jobst Bodenstein (for the beautiful photos we are posting here), Richard Gush, Anelisa Calu, and Sisipho Mangete. Last but not least thank you to our AMP staff and teachers - for everything they did on the day and to prepare learners for the concert! ... See MoreSee Less
As summer approaches and the year is closing, enjoy a day outdoors with live music and eats while you browse.
• Over 1 000 CDs, 1 000 LPs, 50 DVDs
• CDs and LPs from all genres including but not limited to Classical, world music, jazz, blues and folk, pop, rock and more!
• Over 50 DVDs including music, movies and kids’ DVDs
• Lots of COLLECTOR’S ITEMS!
All proceeds go to AMP!
See our event's page: www.facebook.com/events/473200938240263
Can’t make it but want to support? Visit accessmusic.org.za/donate. ... See MoreSee Less
Excited for the concert today! ... See MoreSee Less
It was such a fun, vibrant concert. Well done AMP. You are an inspiration.
So much talent and expertise. A whole generation of musicians on our doorstep. Thank you for an amazing afternoon!!!
What a wonderful afternoon it was. Thank you all so much
I can never thank you enough AMP, enkosi
Only 2 days to go until the AMP End-of-year concert! Book your tickets now and be sure not to miss out!
If you can't attend but would like to make a donation, visit: www.backabuddy.co.za/music-changes-lives or www.accessmusic.org.za/donate ... See MoreSee Less
Don't miss out! AMP's end of year concert is taking place this Saturday at Amazwi! ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to the Makana Community Orchestra on their inaugural concert yesterday! It is clear that Makana has been waiting with great anticipation for this day - the venue was packed, and what a wonderful first performance. Well done to the AMP students and alumni who played! ... See MoreSee Less