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Southern Africa’s youth empowerment through music program
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Music Crossroads academy opens in Harare

Music Crossroads academy opens in Harare | Music Crossroads | Scoop.it

MUSIC Crossroads Zimbabwe (MCZ) recently opened its first music academy in Harare with the aim of discovering untapped talent.

 

The academy would explore African music with an innovative curriculum through modern teaching methods, internationally trained local teachers and well-equipped music labs.

 

For two years, the non-profit Music Crossroads Academies established in Lilongwe (Malawi), Maputo (Mozambique) and Harare will train some 270 students with over 25% female participants.

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Music Academy opens today in Lilongwe

Music Academy opens today in Lilongwe | Music Crossroads | Scoop.it

The Music Crossroads Academy in Lilongwe starts classes today and has since registered 25 students, the country director Mathews Gayighayi Mfune said.

 

Mfune said Malawi, which has no proper music training school, will benefit from the academies which are running in Southern Africa to turn the huge young music talent and musical traditions into opportunities in the local music sector.

 

"There are still places remaining and people can still apply, we also are registering for weekend classes to target those that go to schools and work. The fee is equivalent of US$360 a year. We also have some scholarships available that people can apply for," said Mfune.

 

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PRESS RELEASE: Music Crossroads Academies set to empower Southern African talents

PRESS RELEASE: Music Crossroads Academies set to empower Southern African talents | Music Crossroads | Scoop.it

One of Africa’s largest youth-music programs for nearly 20 years, Music Crossroads is launching an affordable and revolutionary educational program for highly motivated musical talents aged 18-30 in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, opening its first Music Crossroads Academies on 2nd April 2013.

 

Between 2013-2015, the non-profit MC Academies, implemented by the local Music Crossroads associations in the cities of Lilongwe (Malawi), Maputo (Mozambique) and Harare (Zimbabwe), will train some 270 students, including over 25% of female participants, in addition to 30 academy teachers.
 
“Providing relevant basic music education to young talents in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe while covering the gaps in the existing music education will have a huge positive impact on local musical standards and will aid the development of the music industries” says Joe Herrmann, Director of Music Crossroads International.
 
“Judging from the impact the Music Crossroads activities have made both locally and internationally over the years, there is no doubt that the Academies will go a long way in improving the local music education sector and the music industry as well” says Mathias Bangure, National Coordinator of Music Crossroads Zimbabwe.
 

 

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http://bit.ly/MCI-Academies

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Crossroads funda academia de música!

Crossroads funda academia de música! | Music Crossroads | Scoop.it

A Associação Music Crossroads – que existe há 16 anos – criou uma academia de formação profissional na área da música com o mesmo nome. Sem desvirtuar o conceito consolidado, o do festival musical, em 2014, a instituição irá introduzir outro, o campus de música étnica. “Queremos abarcar géneros musicais marginalizados”, explica Rufas Maculuve, o director executivo da escola. As aulas arrancam em Abril.

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Music Crossroads start Music Academies | Africa Unsigned

Music Crossroads start Music Academies | Africa Unsigned | Music Crossroads | Scoop.it

Music Crossroads opens three innovative music academies in Southern Africa to turn huge young talent and musical traditions into opportunities in the music industries. 

 

Approaching African and African-descendent music, with an innovative curriculum, modern teaching methods, internationally trained local teachers and well equipped Music Labs, the three MC Academies will immerse students in a yearly Professional Certificate Program covering traditional and contemporary instruments, the necessary theoretical tools and business knowledge to pursue a career as professional musicians, primary/secondary school teachers or access higher music education.

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Music Crossroads' Press Release On Newly-Opened Music Academies In Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe

Music Crossroads' Press Release On Newly-Opened Music Academies In Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe | Music Crossroads | Scoop.it

Music Crossroads is opening three innovative music academies in Southern Africa to turn huge young talent and musical traditions into opportunities in the local music sector.

 

“Providing relevant basic music education to young talents in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe while covering the gaps in the existing music education will have a huge positive impact on local musical standards and will aid the development of the music industries” says Joe Herrmann, Director of Music Crossroads International.

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MOKOOMBA, SONGLINES MUSIC AWARDS 2013 - Igloo Records

MOKOOMBA, SONGLINES MUSIC AWARDS 2013 - Igloo Records | Music Crossroads | Scoop.it

Songlines magazine announces the nominees of the Songlines Music Awards 2013.

With the Songlines Music Awards now in their fifth year, Songlines is delighted to announce the 2013 nominees. The awards,
voted by Songlines readers and the general public, endeavour to celebrate and acknowledge the myriad of musical talents
across the world.

All the nominated artists have had albums reviewed in Songlines during 2012. There are four categories: Best Artist, Best Group, Cross-Cultural Collaboration and Newcomer. The nominees are the top four in each category from the public vote, profiles of which will be published in the April/May issue of Songlines (#91), on sale from March 15. The winners of each category will be announced in the June issue (#92), on sale from April 26, 2013.

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Mokoomba has been nominated as this year's top four newcomers among musical talents accross the world!

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