Singing for 67 Blankets

The University of KwaZulu-Natal School of Arts in Durban is hosting Singing for 67 Blankets, a vocal showcase featuring talented singers from the School of Arts (Music) at the Centre for Jazz and Popular Music n the Howard College campus on Tuesday, October 13 at 6 pm.

The programme will include opera, classical voice, popular music, jazz, Isicathamiya, Amahubo, solo and ensemble singing. This bi-annual concert not only provides a platform to showcase the talented, diverse singers in the School of Arts, it also provides an opportunity to make a contribution to the national charity ‘67 Blankets’.

Singers have all contributed towards buying wool and knitting needles while others have knitted squares or sewn together whole, or parts of, blankets for the ‘67 Blankets’ campaign. The blankets will be presented to the charity reps at the concert.

Earlier this year, all blankets made by the UKZN students were displayed at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Nelson Mandela Day before being distributed to various charities across the country.

A donation box for wool/cash to buy wool and needles will be available at the door. Tickets cost R50 (R30 pensioners and R15 students) and doors open at 5.30 pm. For further info email marid1@ukzn.ac.za .

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM) is on level two of the Shepstone Building.

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