In a world where many of our local communities are under constant threat of negative elements of crime, gangsterism and drug abuse, the Sekunjalo Investment Group has been making a major difference with their Edujazz programme since 2001.
The musical experience that they have taken to so many youngsters across the peninsula has been an investment that has inspired so many of the participants from those early years to make music their careers, and now many of them are sharing those experiences to inspire another generation to play their part in the legacy of great sounds that come from this part of the world.
An integral part of this experience was more than just getting onto a stage to perform, but also a chance to learn and be mentored by a host of the legends of local music.
Imagine turning that clock forward at the time and realising that many of them would go on to become part of the bands backing those legends. That investment has played a part in making some musical dreams come true…and it is a journey that still continues!
As we get ready to celebrate another year of the EduJazz project, it’s time to reflect that we really have a life-long friendship to thank for getting it all going.