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ISICATHAMIYA WORKSHOPS (article first published : 2006-04-9)

Durbanís famous isicathamiya outfit, Durban Black Drifters, are back on track with their ongoing isicathamiya Workshop Project and are set to tour 100 schools in the Ethekwini Municipality, townships and rural areas.

The 2006 project is sponsored by the Royal Netherlands Embassy. Having funded the group five years ago, the Royal Netherlands Embassy is no stranger to the education and development of isicathamiya music in KwaZulu-Natal.

Launched in 1995, the project has visited over 1,000 schools to date and established over 2,000 school choirs. Durban Black Drifters owes their initial success to Caltex, which was their first sponsor 11 years ago.

The projectís main aim is to preserve, promote, educate, develop and transfer skills to youth in the rich and indigenous music of isicathamiya which is on the verge of extinction. The music potential of success has always been hampered by foreign genres which are more embraced by the radio stations.

Durban Black Driftersí latest album, Ivangeli produced by Jabu Khanyile, will be released in New York under the Progress Records label with additional famous tracks such as Precious Lord and Soon and Very Soon composed by US singer Andre Crouch.

Later this year, Durban Black Drifters will tour with legendary guitar wizard Philip Thabane affectionately known as Dr Malombo and band. Two gigs are planned for Durban audiences with one taking place in the Playhouse.

More information about the group and bookings for the schools isicathamiya project on 073 301 6740 or visit www.geocities.com/blackdrifters




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