Woza Afrika 2011 (A Benefit for Education Without Borders)

Photo courtesy of Education without Borders, taken at the Kay Meek Centre for Woza Afrika 2010

Something is stirring in Vancouver about aid and humanitarian work in South Africa. Woza Afrika is an event coming up on October 15th at the Kay Meek Center in West Vancouver. The evening is a fundraiser with Education Without Borders to support work in the Gugulethu township, which is just outside of Cape Town, SA. The event is volunteer run, so 100% of the benefits will support the cause, which is the local middle school’s education programs.

The event focuses on the arts: Song and dance. “Youth 2 Youth” is the strategy: youth choirs and dance groups will be performing in 4 sets during the evening.

Highlights will include several youth choirs from Vancouver and the North Shore, and the premiere of an Afro-fusion dance opera, Muti Usina Zia (Tree with No Name), which will feature the ProArte Dancers. Jane Mortifee will also be in attendance as our special guest.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Kay Meek Box office at 604.913.3634 or online www.kaymeekcentre.com.
$35 for Adults
$20 for Students/Seniors/Children (12 and under)

Hummingbird604 will be doing a giveaway for a set of tickets as well! To enter, name an African song or dance in the comments, or tweet:

I entered to win a pair of tickets to Woza Afrika, a benefit for @EwB_Canada via @Hummingbird604 (name of your song or dance)

Contest closes Friday, Oct 14th at 5PM. Up to 2 entry’s accepted by both tweeting and commenting.

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Comments (7)

SanazOctober 13th, 2011 at 10:51 am

African queen by 2face from Nigeria is a nice song

KimberlyOctober 13th, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Agbekor (type of warrior dance).

DeidreOctober 13th, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Thula thu, Thula Baba – this is an isiZulu Lullaby – quite beautiful.

VinceOctober 13th, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Shosholoza – its been performed by some amazing groups!

Julia VOctober 14th, 2011 at 8:45 am

There is a dance company called MoonDance – (Shawnigan Lake) Friends of mine say thay are amazing and their classes are fun!! I would really like to see this performance!

RaulOctober 14th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

UPDATE – I drew a winner – Vince, check your email!

DavidFebruary 8th, 2012 at 5:21 am

Loved the performance!
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