Bridges For Music is proud to announce its first school project that will be built in Langa Township in Cape Town, South Africa. This township was home of the legendary singer Brenda Fassie and has a strong musical influence.
In townships, and other areas where poverty persists, young talented people are often attracted to a lifestyle of gang culture and criminal activity. However, for many of them music has become a driving force to overcome their struggles; but they lack the appropriate resources to assist them in furthering their careers.
Designed by Y Tsai studios in Cape Town, the main goal of the school is to become a creative hub where these young, talented individuals are able to pursue their dreams and develop their skills, through a shared passion for music. It also aims to become a landmark in the community. Lectures will be given on aspects of music production, graphic design, basic internet usage, and video editing. The school will also have specific production facilities with the latest equipment donated by our partners. An outdoor area will be used as an events space for both the school and the community around it, where we will host workshops and events, as well as utilising the space for screenings. We are hoping that this space will become a nest for all young artists, not only from Langa itself, but from other townships around the Cape flats.