Roots of Music

Exchange Capetown – Soest

International exchange with young South African musicians visiting Soest: school visits, workshops, concerts, framed by a cultural program and a project week with students of the cities’ music school.

"Roots of music – Sounds of sustainability"

The motto “Roots of music – Sounds of sustainability” brought together musicWays Germany e.V. with the institute “Arbeit und Leben NRW” and the local music school “Musikschule Soest. Together they have organized a youth exchange between the cities of Soest and Cape Town. The goal of the project is the intercultural dialogue through education and music as well as getting to know the cultural heritage of both countries – based on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 4.7).

The Delegation from Cape Town visited local schools in town: As an ambassador of their country, the young South Africans spoke about their educational past and their personal experiences with racism and discrimination, even after 25 years of the end of Apartheid in South Africa.

The international exchange which brought the guests from South Africa and their music to Soest was a unique experience and left long-lasting impressions with all participants.

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