partnership with hope @ paul cluver and thembalitsha foundation

It is with great excitement that The Africa Voices Trust announces their partnership with Hope @ Paul Cluver and the Thembalitsha Foundation. 

Hope @ Paul Cluver is a collaboration between the Thembalitsha Foundation and Paul Cluver Wines, producing an annual summer programme of diverse live events with the aim of raising awareness and funds for the Foundation. Building on it's past success, Hope @ Paul Cluver has become an iconic destination for the performing arts and a highlight on Cape Town's event calendar.

The line up for the current season includes legendary artists such as The Parlotones, Karen Zoid, Francois van Coke and Freshlyground. The 2015 / 2016 season will also launch a platform for new and deserving talent. We are proud to announce that selected graduates of the Africa Voices programme will have the opportunity to be showcased alongside South Africa's most famous stars. 

The following graduates have been selected to perform during the 2015 / 2016 summer season:

14 November 2015:       Zion Zuke opens for Freshlyground
2 January 2016:                Bianca Wood opens for The Parlotones
6 February 2016:             Martin Venter opens for Karen Zoid & Francois van Coke

Africa Voices participants will also be conducting their community outreach in collaboration with the Thembalitsha Foundation, starting with Thembalitsha's "School of Hope" project which provides at-risk and vulnerable youth a second chance at education. These outreach activities form the "Legacy Work" module of the Africa Voices programme, which is designed to ignite in programme participants a passion for engaging with community upliftment activities through their music.

Participants will present a prepared workshop to engage and inspire learners, focusing on empowering and uniting through music and collaboration. Africa Voices actively nurtures youth entrepreneurship through their development programmes and emphasises the importance of their participants becoming future leaders and socially responsible mentors within their communities for the duration of their careers.