Campaign Update: Echoes of Sophiatown launches this Saturday

sarahProject, The Journey

Hello everyone, We couldn’t be more excited to send this update. After months of music transcriptions, song translations, band practices, research sessions, and design work, the culmination of this campaign is finally here with the Echoes of Sophiatown album launch party this Saturday at the District 6 Museum. As the main event for Mother City Hop (Cape Town Swing’s annual international swing dance festival), this … Read More

Campaign Update: The echoes are getting louder!

sarahProject, The Journey

Hi all you wonderful supporters of this project, We’ve been swamped with preparations in the last few weeks, so apologies for the radio silence. It is definitely over due for an update. 1) TranscriptionsAll 30 transcriptions are complete! We also had the lyrics translated into English so that more people can understand what the songs are about. The list includes 5 … Read More

Campaign Update: 3 days left, 80% raised!

sarahThe Journey

Hi Folks, We’ve just reached 80% of our target – so close to making this project a reality!So far we’ve had contributions from 176 people in 16 countries around the world, truly exciting to see the potential this music has to unite us across distance and cultures. But, we have just 3 days left to raise the remaining 20%. If we … Read More

Campaign Update: 9 days left and we’re almost at 60%

sarahProject, The Journey

Meadowlands was an anti-apartheid song by Strike Vilakezi written in protest to the forced removal of the residents of Sophiatown to the township Meadowlands. It was popularised in the 1950s by artists like Dorothy Masuka and Miriam Makeba. Listen to a short sample of the tune from Thandeka as she shares an update on the campaign.  Song like this one are … Read More

Campaign Updates: 30% and some tunes!

sarahThe Journey

30% FUNDED! We’ve been getting a stream of donations from all around the world and a lot of enthusiastic support. Apologies if we’re slow to respond, our team here is pretty stretched but so appreciative all the energy we’ve receiving. Sam and Sarah share about a few of the songs that we’ve already been working on and which are now available to … Read More