Fraser/Henderson visit South Africa!
We are off for an exciting two week choral singing study program in South Africa! A collaboration between choir groups Village Harmony and SongRoutes - this trip will be a combination of intensive music and dance study, performances, sightseeing, walking/hiking, wine tasting and adventure! An amazing opportunity to experience the rich music, culture, history, tradition and people of South Africa. During our rehearsal week we will of focus on learning South African songs and their dances, including traditional gospel, church chorus, folk and struggle songs. We will study with Bongani Magatyana and Matlakala Bopape at the beautiful Volmoed Retreat Center in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley about 90 minutes away from Cape Town. We will learn dance movements for every song and Bongani will teach the basic steps for miners’ gumboot dancing. Four Sotho and Xhosa singers from Bongani’s choirs will join us as full participants in the camp, enriching the learning experience and the cultural exchange all around. Very exciting! https://songroots.ca/songroutes-south-africa/