BACKGROUND: Opportunities for school marimba bands and steelpan/drum bands to perform in public and to listen and learn from other schools/bands/individuals are very limited in the Eastern Cape. The 2019 Arts Festival provides an excellent performance platform.
The past couple of years the festival was very privileged to have bands from Gonubie, Sunridge and High School Strelitzia. The Arts Festival decided to bring this unique Zimbabwean instrument to the people. We want people to learn and appreciate the wonderful warm sounds and the beautiful music of the marimba. Although a frontier in African music, the marimba is capable of modern music, classical music, and many other styles.
The aim of this competition is to bring together school marimba bands as well as steelpan/steeldrum bands to perform for each other including a huge and enthusiastic but appreciative audience. Bands will also be given the opportunity to perform together giving the sense of unity, cooperation and enjoyment.
Participating schools/bands will not just perform, win and go home. No, the Arts Festival is always giving something back to particpants.
We have invited the very popular, professional and premier IRIE VIBES MARIMBA BAND for a full show and thereafter they will conduct a workshop for all interested bands/individuals. This is OPEN and FREE OF CHARGE. The IRE VIBES MARIMBA BAND was started by Zimbabwean musician, Rodger Murevanhema and are based in Port Elizabeth.
- Bands are given the opportunity to perform own choice works. This might be individual works and/or works in medley style.
- Each band is given a maximum of 15 minutes to showcase their talent and abilities.
- No sheet music is required.
- Movements are allowed.
- A creative entertaining performance will count in your favour.
The IRIE VIBES MARIMBA BAND leader: Mr. Rodger Murevanhema
ENTRY FEE: R100.00 PER GROUP
EXTREMELY IMPORTANT: ALTHOUGH THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IMMEDIATELY, DIPLOMAS, TROPHIES and CASH PRIZES are not released on the same day. The WINNERS must return for the PRESTIGE CONCERT where they will again perform in the presence of the public and selected dignitaries. The Press and Television will be invited to attend this new Prestige Concert. A professional photographer and videographer will attend this function. Please see the revised Prestige Concert on page 105-107 for details!
PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU COMPLETE THE ENTRY FORM IN DETAIL AND SHOW ALL RELEVANT DETAILS.
THE FOLLOWING IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE: THE WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED IMMEDIATELY. SHOULD YOU RECEIVE 2ND PLACE AND/OR 3RD PLACE YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY INFORM THE ADJUDICATOR SECRETARY WHETHER OR NOT YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE A DIPLOMA FOR EACH MEMBER OF YOUR GROUP. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU THEN TRANSFER THE CORRECT AMOUNT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. NO DIPLOMAS WILL BE PRINTED OR RELEASED UNLESS FULLY PAID FOR. INFORM THE FESTIVAL IMMEDIATELY OF THIS AT: firstname.lastname@example.org
1ST PRIZE: R10 000.00
2nd PRIZE: R 5000.00
3RD PRIZE: R 2 000.00
IRIE VIBES VIBES ARTS IS A FUSION OF ZIMBABWEAN AND SOUTH AFRICAN ARTISTS WITH DIFFERENT CULTURAL ORIGINS. TOGETHER THIS GROUP PROVIDE WORLD-CLASS PERCUSSIVE ENTERTAINMENT WITH A COMBINATION OF: MARIMBA MUSIC, CONTEMPORARY JAZZ, AFRICAN TRADITIONAL DANCE, DJEMBE DRUMMING AND POETRY. THE FUSION OF SOUND ALSO HAS A STRONG JAMAICAN INFLUENCE.
IRIE VIBES ARTS BRINGS YOU A HIGH-ENERGY SHOW THAT WILL BE REMEMBERED AND APPRECIATED BEYOUND THE INTRICATE CONFIGURATION OF THE MIND.
PERFORMING LIVE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE SUNDAYS RIVER VALLEY IN 2019 AT THE
SUNDAYS RIVER VALLEY PROVINCIAL ARTS AND CULTURE FESTIVAL
KIRKWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
MARIMBA BAND, AFRICAN TRADITIONAL DANCERS, DJEMBE DRUMMING AND A VERY SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOP FOR PARTICIPANTS.