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What’s all
that noise?

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.

The AMP 2018 Newsletter is out! We are also delighted to announce the launch of our new logo - designed by Jenna Koyama - and new website accessmusic.org.za/ ... See MoreSee Less

The AMP 2018 Newsletter is out! We are also delighted to announce the launch of our new logo - designed by Jenna Koyama - and new website https://accessmusic.org.za/

AMP says a fond farewell to the piano.

AMP was the fortunate beneficiary of the kindness of Juanita Els for the past two years or so. While she was unable to make good use of her piano, she offered it to AMP for our learners to play. It has stayed in our band room all that time and it is safe to say that every single AMP learner has played it, be it a few notes, new compositions, song accompaniments, chords or entire solo pieces. We will miss the big piano very much as it became very much a trusted, reliable friend to us all. We are so grateful to Juanita for her generosity in sharing this lovely instrument with us - baie, baie dankie!

In these pictures, Olwethu, Bulelani, Chief, Sisipho, Linathi and Leon clean the piano and then secure it for transport.

P.S. if you know of a decent instrument needing to be played and loved, please contact us! We have a space just waiting.
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Our piano is collecting dust in our house in Riebeeck...

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100% AMP matric rate!

AMP congratulates our 2018 Grade 12 class, Bulelani Mfuku (bass guitar) Sandisiwe Future Veto (cello) and Siyabulela Mfuku (alto sax). They all passed their external Grade 5 exams in both practical music and music theory! Special mentions to Bulelani and Siyabulela who both achieved Merit passes! Siyavuyisani sinegugu ngani!
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100% AMP matric rate!

AMP congratulates our 2018 Grade 12 class, Bulelani Mfuku (bass guitar) Sandisiwe Future Veto (cello) and Siyabulela Mfuku (alto sax). They all passed their external Grade 5 exams in both practical music and music theory! Special mentions to Bulelani and Siyabulela who both achieved Merit passes! Siyavuyisani sinegugu ngani!

 

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Well done! And well done to AMP for the incredible work you do <3

🌟Congratulations to all of you and well done 🌟

Well done to you All

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Short notice, but here's our proud former learner performaing tonight. ... See MoreSee Less

Short notice, but heres our proud former learner performaing tonight.

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The brass section as the AMP orchestra performed at a packed and lively Noluthando Hall during our 2018 End-of-Year concert. ... See MoreSee Less

The brass section as the AMP orchestra performed at a packed and lively Noluthando Hall during our 2018 End-of-Year concert.
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