Weʼve raised £820 to help Bruce Ncube Mema Arts raise funds for musical equipment in Zimbabwe for the local Njube community in Bulawayo.
- Funded on Saturday, 13th May 2017
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To all Mema Arts Followers,
Recently Mema Arts (my arts organisation) spent 2 weeks back home in Zimbabwe working with 24 young people teaching them different arts, mbira making etc in a one off event funded by the British Council and working alongside Many Studios in Glasgow.
Since coming back I have been reflecting on how I can develop Mema Arts back in Zimbabwe and give back to my community. I want to give an opportunity to young people interested in the arts to be able to develop their skills and go on to performing their chosen talents in events around Zimbabwe, across Africa and even internationally.
To do this I think the key is building a foundation back in my community with materials and equipment for the young people to use, artists to teach with and young acts to perform with.
Doing this project back home has given me the clear vision of what I want Mema Arts to be and my primary goal is to raise enough funds to buy equipment to see this become a reality.
The funds I raise will provide:
- a set of Marimba (xylophone)
- 2 sets of congas
- 30 Mbiras (nyunga nyunga)
- a small PA system
This will allow young people to learn, practise, perform and anybody from my community in Bulawayo will be able to access this equipment.
I'm sending this email to everybody I have worked with over the years, in festivals, workshops, schools, choirs, singing groups,friends and fellow music enthusiasts to see if you would be able to help me raise these funds. Even just as little as £10 would go a long long way to helping me establish something I have always dreamed of since the first time I came over to this country.
Please let me know if you would like to make a contribution and i can send bank details across.
Thank you so much for your continued support and love for the arts in my country, the lives that this opportunity could help touch in the future is insurmountable.
Director of Mema Arts
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Girlguiding Shetland - Westside District
May 10, 2017
Thank you Bruce for a wonderful World Thinking Day evening with the girls and leaders of Girlguiding Shetland - Westside District.
May 3, 2017
Finally found a little this month Bruce, woohoo! Such an incredible project!! Massive respect and good fortune to you my friend!!!
May 1, 2017
We all so much enjoyed your workshop with us in Stranraer yesterday, thanks for coming all the way down! Jacky
Apr 30, 2017
Thank you for a lovely afternoon in Stranraer - so much fun and great to sing your wonderful harmonies.
Apr 23, 2017
Apr 23, 2017
Thanks for a great afternoon and evening of music and rhythm at Carnegie Hall in Shetland last night.
Apr 18, 2017
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