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KMA Jazz Band Tour Germany June 2024

16 June Arrive Essen
17 June Workshop and Rehearsal
18 June Performance – Gymnasiums an der Wolfskuhle, Essen
20 June Performance – Sudafrika Forum, Dusseldorf
21 June Performance with Gareth Lubbe, Grugapark, Essen
22 June Performance – JazzClub MH, Mulheim
23 June Afternoon Performance – Moers
24 June School Concerts and evening Performance – Kamp-Lintfort
26 June School Concerts and evening Performance – Neukirchen-Vluyn
26 June School Concert – Wuppertal
27 June Performance – Soest Musikschule
29 June Workshops and Performance – Stelzen Festival

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Our mission

By offering music education in a safe, nurturing environment, Kronendal Music Academy can support the physical, mental and emotional well-being of children in our care. We focus on 21st Century skills development that will equip young people with the self-confidence to build their future, and the resilience needed when dealing with life’s setbacks and stresses, while our support programmes help children, youth and their families develop social behaviour change.

What we do

Since 2007, Kronendal Music Academy has offered the universal language of music as a stepping stone in the lives of impoverished children from Imizamo Yethu informal settlement and Hangberg fishing village. As the only fully-fledged music school in the valley, at any given time we have well over 100 pupils in lessons and ensembles, and regular performances and external qualifications complement our teaching model. High standards ensure that our core humanitarian values are maintained. Our award-winning programmes not only foster racial and social integration in our community, but also guarantee enriching opportunities for all our children, developing important cognitive skills while exploring previously unavailable horizons.

The KMA Forever Home Campaign 2023

After 16 years of successful growth, KMA is poised to place the next milestone on our journey. A forever home where futures are created hand in hand with community. A forever home where Culture, Collaboration & Creativity meet and where sustainable opportunities become the jumping off place for brighter futures for many.

Our key focus areas

Shine Community Hub

“The Covid-19 pandemic seems to have brought the need for more socially and environmentally conscious investment into sharper focus. Socially and environmentally conscious South African investors are directing capital towards high-impact projects with astounding results and financial returns. There is increasing evidence of impact investments outperforming those of the traditional investments.” (Brett Wallington, 9 February 2021, ‘Impact investing can be a post-Covid economic catalyst’ – Daily Maverick)

In 2021 we are launching a community hub through our newly formed “S.H.I.N.E Trust”, which will foster collaboration amongst NGOs in Hout Bay, provide a platform for sustainable income and encourage impact investment in our community. With our focus being “The Child in The Middle”, we believe that combining expertise and strengths amongst NGOs, for the development of our local children and youth, is a win-win for everyone. We also believe such a collective can have a significant impact on innovative solutions to funding sustainability for each organisation.

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Why is music important

Singing our praises


Hout Bay Lion’s Club Louis Volks Humanitarian Award
Inyathelo Philanthropy in the Arts Award 2011
Inyathelo Award for Philanthropy in the Arts
Best Community Choir Cape Town Eisteddfod 2011
Department of Social Development: Ministerial Award for Afterschool Programme Excellence
Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport: Ministerial Award for Outstanding Achievement of Youth in the Arts (Music)
Survé Philanthropies Imagine Award for Arts and Culture

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