Afrovibe School of Rock

Posted by AfroVibe on Thu June 18, 2015.

Ahoy Travellers, Locals and Passers-by,

Happy New Year to you all once again and we hope that 2014 has been off to a flying start thus far! There are big things in store this year in the Afrovibe camp- business as usual as we resume with our awesome day trips, adventure tours and visits to local attractions. However, this year we will be introducing... wait for it... The 'Afrovibe Rock + Guitar School!'

Yes we will have our very own Jack Black running around Sedgefield in the form of 'Trystan' the Welshman, who has just joined the team. The'Afrovibe School of Rock' will work with the young, keen and enthusiastic pupils from the local Sedgefield community. We will be getting straight back into the classroom with fun and entertaining music tasks. In addition we will be covering pop and rock classics, our eclectic collection will contain very familiar South African traditional/folk and chart music- spanning many decades of hits. Our budding young students will take their hand to playing electric and acoustic guitar, singing solo lines and working on harmonies with others, and of course stick to tradition and take to the African drum.

So what next?

We will be kicking off proceedings with a Rock School Fundraiser Launch/Weekend party on Saturday 8th of February at the PiliPili Beach Bar right here on Myoli Beach. This is a chance for the curious public to come and learn more about the mission and objectives of the Afrovibe School of Rock and to meet the team who are super-excited to launch this initiative. On the day there will be a collection of artists supplying the bar with Live Music. So, would you fancy sipping a cold 'Black Label Draft' over a 'BBQ Chicken Pizza' on the beach with free live music?

How can one help?

There are many ways in which you can lend us your support on this project. Our aim is to build on our collection of instruments to work with, we are looking for the standard electric or acoustic guitar, amplifiers and microphones, harmonicas, egg shakers, tambourines, djembe/snare drums or anything you have laying around that can make a noise. If you have any instrument laying in your closet/basement that you either want to get shot of or want to contribute to our community project we will be most grateful.

There will be a donation box present at PiliPili on the launch day. If you don't have any instruments lying around but would still like to make a contribution we would welcome all donations, every little bit will help. All donations will go towards a fund to buy, repair and maintain all of our instruments.

Want to get involved?

By simply being present on the 8th of February will be a great help to us! We would love to get the word out to the people of Sedgefield and across the Garden Route. If you will be joining us at Afrovibe around in March/April 2014, either as a curious passerby or a guest wanting to improve your creative or language skills we will have a Volunteer Programme set up. Join our team and enrich the learning experiences with our new music students at the 'Afrovibe School of Rock'!

We look forward to working with you.

Here's to an exciting 2014! Raise your glass and let’s get the ball rolling.

Kind Regards from the Afrovibe Team.