The Education Africa 6th International Marimba and Steelpan Festival still goes on despite no major funding

Africa in partnership with St Dominic’s Catholic School for Girls in Boksburg will present the 6th Annual Education Africa International Marimba and Steelpan Festival 2017 on Saturday 29th July and Saturday 30th July 2017 at St Dominic’s Catholic School for Girls, St Dominic’s Road, Boksburg.

 

Despite no major funding for this Festival the Festival will still go on and we look forward to welcoming nearly 2000 performers from all over South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Nigeria.  It is at this Festival where you will hear some of the world’s best marimba and steel bands perform at what is regarded as the largest festival of its kind in the world!

 

Bring your whole family to this outdoor/indoor event.  Besides the hotly contested marimba and steelpan competitions which provides non-stop performances for two days, entertainment also includes a flea and craft market, opportunities to learn to play the marimba, djembe drum and steelpan, a massed djembe experience as well as a massed steelpan and marimba item.  You can also learn to dance several African dances including Gumboot dancing!

 

Major funding is still needed to help 500 disadvantaged youth from all over the country to get to the Festival.  We are calling on all corporate companies to seriously consider giving back to our youth and our country by sponsoring a child to attend the festival.  Please contact joan@educationafrica.org if you wish to get your company involved in this major festival.

 

You can book online for only R150 for a full weekend pass which includes entrance to ALL entertainment and activities visit http://www.internationalmarimbafestival.org/register-spectator.asp

 

Alternatively, get your tickets at the gate on the day:

R150 per person for a full all inclusive weekend pass OR

R80 per person for a full all inclusive day pass OR

R30 entrance for adults for a limited day pass that includes admission to the competition venue only: all other workshops and activities to be paid for separately at the information desk

R20 entrance for school-going children for a limited day pass that includes admission to the competition venue only: all other workshops and activities to be paid for separately at the information desk

 

Block bookings also available contact:  Thami: 011 6857300 or thami@educationafrica.org

 

For media accreditation, interview requests and access to high res photos please contact media@jtcomms.co.za or (011) 788 7632 and speak to Dee’s

 

Issued by JT Communication Solutions of Behalf of Education Africa – http://educationafrica.org/

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