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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.

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I have just returned from the Schreiner: Karoo Writers Festival. The weather was cold, the jazz was hot, the people wonderful and the food fabulous.
Sisipho Mangete, Siyabulela Mfuku and Bulelani Mfuku blew the cold away. They are graduates of the Access Music Project.
Thank you to the AVBOB Poetry project and Amazwi South African Museum of Literature for sponsoring the event.
Well done to Die Tuishuise and Victoria Manor for putting it all together.
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3 days ago
Access Music Project

Thank you to the Schreiner: Karoo Writers Festival for the invitation to take part in the official programme.

AMP alumni Bulelani Mfuku, Siyabulela Mfuku and Sisipho Mangete joined Project Manager Bridget Harrison in performing and telling our story alongside Deon Meyer, Coenie de Villiers - DIE LEGENDE and Andre Schwartz.

We are inspired!

Izak de Vries Amazwi South African Museum of Literature AVBOB South Africa Die Tuishuise and Victoria Manor

Join our community and become involved with support:
funding
donations
volunteering or
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accessmusic.org.za/about/

AMP's STORY
AMP was established in 2011 and has continued to grow from strength to strength through the support of a community of learners, teachers, friends and funders.
We have a carefully structured series of programmes from foundational music learning at primary school level, up to our Internship programmes at post-school level, which assist with bridging learners to tertiary studies and the creative industry.

VISION
For South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.

MISSION
To enable young musical people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to realise musical futures through a solid and competitive music education, towards the development of outstanding musicians, performers and creative professionals.

RUCE: Rhodes University Community Engagement Joza Youth Hub Makana Community Orchestra Nombulelo Secondary school Rhodes University Department of Music and Musicology Ntsika Secondary School Mary Waters High School, Grahamstown St Andrew's College Mzansi National Philharmonic Orchestra DSG Grahamstown Food4Futures Music Society of Makhanda Social Employment Fund ABRSM The Learning Trust Kingswood College, South Africa Andrew Moyake Public School kutliso Daniels secondary school Victoria Girls' High School
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Thank you to the Schreiner: Karoo Writers Festival for the invitation to take part in the official programme. 

AMP alumni Bulelani Mfuku, Siyabulela Mfuku and Sisipho Mangete joined Project Manager Bridget Harrison in performing and telling our story alongside Deon Meyer, Coenie de Villiers - DIE LEGENDE and Andre Schwartz. 

We are inspired!

Izak de Vries Amazwi South African Museum of Literature  AVBOB South Africa Die Tuishuise and Victoria Manor  

Join our community and become involved with support:
funding
donations
volunteering or 
surprise us with a whole new idea for collaboration / partnership...
https://accessmusic.org.za/about/

AMPs STORY
AMP was established in 2011 and has continued to grow from strength to strength through the support of a community of learners, teachers, friends and funders.
We have a carefully structured series of programmes from foundational music learning at primary school level, up to our Internship programmes at post-school level, which assist with bridging learners to tertiary studies and the creative industry.

VISION
For South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.

MISSION
To enable young musical people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to realise musical futures through a solid and competitive music education, towards the development of outstanding musicians, performers and creative professionals.

RUCE: Rhodes University Community Engagement Joza Youth Hub Makana Community Orchestra Nombulelo Secondary school Rhodes University Department of Music and Musicology Ntsika Secondary School Mary Waters High School, Grahamstown St Andrews College Mzansi National Philharmonic Orchestra DSG Grahamstown Food4Futures Music Society of Makhanda Social Employment Fund ABRSM The Learning Trust Kingswood College, South Africa Andrew Moyake Public School kutliso Daniels secondary school Victoria Girls High SchoolImage attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment

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These guys were awesome. Thanks to the Access Music Project for what you are doing.

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1 week ago
Access Music Project

Come and support our AMP learners and alumni who are taking part in the ECWO Concerts at the National Arts Festival Makhanda: Sibongakonke Depi, Siphesihle Hloyi, Uyathandwa Madinda, Xolelani Matsamko, Akhanya Ntame, Lihlumile Nyengane and Iviwe Xalabile

Join our community and become involved with support:
funding
donations
volunteering or
surprise us with a whole new idea for collaboration / partnership...
accessmusic.org.za/about/

AMP's STORY
AMP was established in 2011 and has continued to grow from strength to strength through the support of a community of learners, teachers, friends and funders.
We have a carefully structured series of programmes from foundational music learning at primary school level, up to our Internship programmes at post-school level, which assist with bridging learners to tertiary studies and the creative industry.

VISION
For South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.

MISSION
To enable young musical people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to realise musical futures through a solid and competitive music education, towards the development of outstanding musicians, performers and creative professionals.The Eastern Cape Wind Orchestra (ECWO) performs an exciting array of pieces that includes some of the standard wind orchestra repertoire, ecclectic pieces incorporating electronic sounds, and some popular favourites.



This is a concert that is sure to blow you away.

About the Artists
The Eastern Cape Wind Orchestra (or ECWO) is a not-for-profit organisation cultivating youth music in the Eastern Cape. The ensemble consists of top young musical talent from all over the province. After 10 years in existence the orchestra has grown considerably in numbers and standard - now producing the highest quality of wind band performances.

Details
Venue: Kingswood Theatre
Location: Kingswood College Junior School
Ticket price: ZAR 100.00
Programme type: The Fringe
Genre: Music
Duration: 1h10m
Ages: ALL AGES
Suitable for All Ages

Contact Us
Call centre: 0860 002 004
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Come and support our AMP learners and alumni who are taking part in the ECWO Concerts at the National Arts Festival Makhanda:  Sibongakonke Depi, Siphesihle Hloyi, Uyathandwa Madinda, Xolelani Matsamko, Akhanya Ntame, Lihlumile Nyengane and Iviwe Xalabile

Join our community and become involved with support:
funding
donations
volunteering or 
surprise us with a whole new idea for collaboration / partnership...
https://accessmusic.org.za/about/

AMPs STORY
AMP was established in 2011 and has continued to grow from strength to strength through the support of a community of learners, teachers, friends and funders.
We have a carefully structured series of programmes from foundational music learning at primary school level, up to our Internship programmes at post-school level, which assist with bridging learners to tertiary studies and the creative industry.

VISION
For South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.

MISSION
To enable young musical people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to realise musical futures through a solid and competitive music education, towards the development of outstanding musicians, performers and creative professionals.

Thank you for the invitation to perform and give back with music. The Rotary Club of Grahamstown Sunset has always supported our vision and it was a joy to share how far we have come on our musical journey.

We love to collaborate and are delighted that our AMP Orchestra, Alumni band and trumpeter Akhanya Ntame had the opportuntity to perform.

Join our community and become involved with support:
funding
donations
volunteering or
surprise us with a whole new idea for collaboration / partnership...
accessmusic.org.za/about/

AMP's STORY
AMP was established in 2011 and has continued to grow from strength to strength through the support of a community of learners, teachers, friends and funders.

We have a carefully structured series of programmes from foundational music learning at primary school level, up to our Internship programmes at post-school level, which assist with bridging learners to tertiary studies and the creative industry.

VISION
For South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.

MISSION
To enable young musical people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to realise musical futures through a solid and competitive music education, towards the development of outstanding musicians, performers and creative professionals.

Joza Youth Hub RUCE: Rhodes University Community Engagement Rhodes University Department of Music and Musicology Makana Community Orchestra Mzansi National Philharmonic Orchestra Nombulelo Secondary school Ntsika Secondary School DSG Grahamstown St Andrew's College Mary Waters High School, Grahamstown Music Society of Makhanda ABRSM Kingswood College, South Africa The Learning Trust Social Employment Fund Food4Futures Andrew Moyake Public School kutliso Daniels secondary school
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Thank you for coming along to make our special 25th anniversary induction dinner a festive affair with the wonderful music! We loved having you there! Well done on a fabulous performance!

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Getting ready to play for a private Rotary event at Kingswood College, South Africa. Warming up and finding our groove...

We love to collaborate and are delighted that our AMP Orchestra, Alumni band and 2 individual learners (Sibongakonke Depi and Akhanya Ntame) will have the opportuntity to perform.

Join our community and become involved with support:
funding
donations
volunteering or
surprise us with a whole new idea for collaboration / partnership...
accessmusic.org.za/about/
AMP's STORY
AMP was established in 2011 and has continued to grow from strength to strength through the support of a community of learners, teachers, friends and funders.

We have a carefully structured series of programmes from foundational music learning at primary school level, up to our Internship programmes at post-school level, which assist with bridging learners to tertiary studies and the creative industry.

VISION
For South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.

MISSION
To enable young musical people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to realise musical futures through a solid and competitive music education, towards the development of outstanding musicians, performers and creative professionals.

The Learning Trust Social Employment Fund Kingswood College, South Africa Rhodes University Department of Music and Musicology

Joza Youth Hub RUCE: Rhodes University Community Engagement Rhodes University Department of Music and Musicology Makana Community Orchestra Nombulelo Secondary school Ntsika Secondary School DSG Grahamstown Mary Waters High School, Grahamstown ABRSM The Learning Trust Social Employment Fund St Andrew's College Victoria Girls' High School Food4Futures Mzansi National Philharmonic Orchestra Music Society of Makhanda Soweto String Quartet Andrew Moyake Public School kutliso Daniels secondary school
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We all have a story to tell. AMP has been invited to be part of the Schreiner: Karoo Writers Festival as both story tellers and musicians.

Project Manger Bridget Harrison together with alumni Bulelani and Siyabulela Mfuku, Sisipho Mangete and Athenkosi Nelani will tell their stories of a life through music.

Join our community and become involved with support:
funding
donations
volunteering or
surprise us with a whole new idea for collaboration / partnership...
accessmusic.org.za/about/

AMP's STORY
AMP was established in 2011 and has continued to grow from strength to strength through the support of a community of learners, teachers, friends and funders.
We have a carefully structured series of programmes from foundational music learning at primary school level, up to our Internship programmes at post-school level, which assist with bridging learners to tertiary studies and the creative industry.

VISION
For South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.

MISSION
To enable young musical people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to realise musical futures through a solid and competitive music education, towards the development of outstanding musicians, performers and creative professionals.

RUCE: Rhodes University Community Engagement Joza Youth Hub The Learning Trust Social Employment Fund
... See MoreSee Less

We all have a story to tell. AMP has been invited to be part of the Schreiner: Karoo Writers Festival as both story tellers and musicians.

Project Manger Bridget Harrison together with alumni Bulelani and Siyabulela Mfuku, Sisipho Mangete and Athenkosi Nelani will tell their stories of a life through music. 

Join our community and become involved with support:
funding
donations
volunteering or 
surprise us with a whole new idea for collaboration / partnership...
https://accessmusic.org.za/about/

AMPs STORY
AMP was established in 2011 and has continued to grow from strength to strength through the support of a community of learners, teachers, friends and funders.
We have a carefully structured series of programmes from foundational music learning at primary school level, up to our Internship programmes at post-school level, which assist with bridging learners to tertiary studies and the creative industry.

VISION
For South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.

MISSION
To enable young musical people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to realise musical futures through a solid and competitive music education, towards the development of outstanding musicians, performers and creative professionals.

RUCE: Rhodes University Community Engagement Joza Youth Hub The Learning Trust Social Employment FundImage attachmentImage attachment
4 weeks ago
Access Music Project

Many thanks for the incredible donation of a beautiful piano from the Ma family in Gauteng. We are finding great joy in having such a wonderful instrument for piano lessons and accompaniment -especially as we enter our exam period.

Happy piano exam candidates with Virgil Matrass, piano teacher, and our beautiful piano.

Join our community and become involved with support:
funding
donations
volunteering or
surprise us with a whole new idea for collaboration / partnership...
accessmusic.org.za/about/

AMP's STORY
AMP was established in 2011 and has continued to grow from strength to strength through the support of a community of learners, teachers, friends and funders.
We have a carefully structured series of programmes from foundational music learning at primary school level, up to our Internship programmes at post-school level, which assist with bridging learners to tertiary studies and the creative industry.

VISION
For South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.

MISSION
To enable young musical people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to realise musical futures through a solid and competitive music education, towards the development of outstanding musicians, performers and creative professionals.
... See MoreSee Less

Many thanks for the incredible donation of a beautiful piano from the Ma family in Gauteng.  We are finding great joy in having such a wonderful instrument for piano lessons and accompaniment  -especially as we enter our exam period.

Happy piano exam candidates with Virgil Matrass, piano teacher, and our beautiful piano.

Join our community and become involved with support:
funding
donations
volunteering or 
surprise us with a whole new idea for collaboration / partnership...
https://accessmusic.org.za/about/

AMPs STORY
AMP was established in 2011 and has continued to grow from strength to strength through the support of a community of learners, teachers, friends and funders.
We have a carefully structured series of programmes from foundational music learning at primary school level, up to our Internship programmes at post-school level, which assist with bridging learners to tertiary studies and the creative industry.

VISION
For South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.

MISSION
To enable young musical people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to realise musical futures through a solid and competitive music education, towards the development of outstanding musicians, performers and creative professionals.

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1 week ago
Access Music Project

Come and support our AMP learners and alumni who are taking part in the ECWO Concerts at the National Arts Festival Makhanda: Sibongakonke Depi, Siphesihle Hloyi, Uyathandwa Madinda, Xolelani Matsamko, Akhanya Ntame, Lihlumile Nyengane and Iviwe Xalabile

Join our community and become involved with support:
funding
donations
volunteering or
surprise us with a whole new idea for collaboration / partnership...
accessmusic.org.za/about/

AMP's STORY
AMP was established in 2011 and has continued to grow from strength to strength through the support of a community of learners, teachers, friends and funders.
We have a carefully structured series of programmes from foundational music learning at primary school level, up to our Internship programmes at post-school level, which assist with bridging learners to tertiary studies and the creative industry.

VISION
For South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.

MISSION
To enable young musical people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to realise musical futures through a solid and competitive music education, towards the development of outstanding musicians, performers and creative professionals.The Eastern Cape Wind Orchestra (ECWO) performs an exciting array of pieces that includes some of the standard wind orchestra repertoire, ecclectic pieces incorporating electronic sounds, and some popular favourites.



This is a concert that is sure to blow you away.

About the Artists
The Eastern Cape Wind Orchestra (or ECWO) is a not-for-profit organisation cultivating youth music in the Eastern Cape. The ensemble consists of top young musical talent from all over the province. After 10 years in existence the orchestra has grown considerably in numbers and standard - now producing the highest quality of wind band performances.

Details
Venue: Kingswood Theatre
Location: Kingswood College Junior School
Ticket price: ZAR 100.00
Programme type: The Fringe
Genre: Music
Duration: 1h10m
Ages: ALL AGES
Suitable for All Ages

Contact Us
Call centre: 0860 002 004
|
... See MoreSee Less

Come and support our AMP learners and alumni who are taking part in the ECWO Concerts at the National Arts Festival Makhanda:  Sibongakonke Depi, Siphesihle Hloyi, Uyathandwa Madinda, Xolelani Matsamko, Akhanya Ntame, Lihlumile Nyengane and Iviwe Xalabile

Join our community and become involved with support:
funding
donations
volunteering or 
surprise us with a whole new idea for collaboration / partnership...
https://accessmusic.org.za/about/

AMPs STORY
AMP was established in 2011 and has continued to grow from strength to strength through the support of a community of learners, teachers, friends and funders.
We have a carefully structured series of programmes from foundational music learning at primary school level, up to our Internship programmes at post-school level, which assist with bridging learners to tertiary studies and the creative industry.

VISION
For South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.

MISSION
To enable young musical people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to realise musical futures through a solid and competitive music education, towards the development of outstanding musicians, performers and creative professionals.

Thank you for the invitation to perform and give back with music. The Rotary Club of Grahamstown Sunset has always supported our vision and it was a joy to share how far we have come on our musical journey.

We love to collaborate and are delighted that our AMP Orchestra, Alumni band and trumpeter Akhanya Ntame had the opportuntity to perform.

Join our community and become involved with support:
funding
donations
volunteering or
surprise us with a whole new idea for collaboration / partnership...
accessmusic.org.za/about/

AMP's STORY
AMP was established in 2011 and has continued to grow from strength to strength through the support of a community of learners, teachers, friends and funders.

We have a carefully structured series of programmes from foundational music learning at primary school level, up to our Internship programmes at post-school level, which assist with bridging learners to tertiary studies and the creative industry.

VISION
For South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.

MISSION
To enable young musical people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to realise musical futures through a solid and competitive music education, towards the development of outstanding musicians, performers and creative professionals.

Joza Youth Hub RUCE: Rhodes University Community Engagement Rhodes University Department of Music and Musicology Makana Community Orchestra Mzansi National Philharmonic Orchestra Nombulelo Secondary school Ntsika Secondary School DSG Grahamstown St Andrew's College Mary Waters High School, Grahamstown Music Society of Makhanda ABRSM Kingswood College, South Africa The Learning Trust Social Employment Fund Food4Futures Andrew Moyake Public School kutliso Daniels secondary school
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Thank you for coming along to make our special 25th anniversary induction dinner a festive affair with the wonderful music! We loved having you there! Well done on a fabulous performance!

Getting ready to play for a private Rotary event at Kingswood College, South Africa. Warming up and finding our groove...

We love to collaborate and are delighted that our AMP Orchestra, Alumni band and 2 individual learners (Sibongakonke Depi and Akhanya Ntame) will have the opportuntity to perform.

Join our community and become involved with support:
funding
donations
volunteering or
surprise us with a whole new idea for collaboration / partnership...
accessmusic.org.za/about/
AMP's STORY
AMP was established in 2011 and has continued to grow from strength to strength through the support of a community of learners, teachers, friends and funders.

We have a carefully structured series of programmes from foundational music learning at primary school level, up to our Internship programmes at post-school level, which assist with bridging learners to tertiary studies and the creative industry.

VISION
For South Africa’s youth to have equal ACCESS to music education, creative industry, cultural heritage and artistic possibilities.

MISSION
To enable young musical people, who would not otherwise have the opportunity, to realise musical futures through a solid and competitive music education, towards the development of outstanding musicians, performers and creative professionals.

The Learning Trust Social Employment Fund Kingswood College, South Africa Rhodes University Department of Music and Musicology

Joza Youth Hub RUCE: Rhodes University Community Engagement Rhodes University Department of Music and Musicology Makana Community Orchestra Nombulelo Secondary school Ntsika Secondary School DSG Grahamstown Mary Waters High School, Grahamstown ABRSM The Learning Trust Social Employment Fund St Andrew's College Victoria Girls' High School Food4Futures Mzansi National Philharmonic Orchestra Music Society of Makhanda Soweto String Quartet Andrew Moyake Public School kutliso Daniels secondary school
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