he Market Arts centre takes a new approach to in-house programming at the Pan African centre.
We explore blended disciplines and share the creative works from the continent. The Arts Centre programmes for the Hillbrow community children to learn African visual art Aesthetic, Multi-lingual literacy in our Pan African reading lounge. Diverse dance formations from the continent, they discover the treasures of the rich indigenous instruments and how to play them. They are encouraged to use these teachings in their own interpretation of African Arts.
Windybrow Arts centre collaborates with a number of formations all eager to contribute positively to the young minds.
The Windybrow offers holiday programmes which give the young artists the opportunity to create works towards a showcase.
The Market Young Artists have had a number of performances, they were proud to have shared the stage with Femi Koya, Oliver Mtukudzi and the Muffins at the 2018 Africa Month Festival.
They have also been invited to perform poetry at the launch of the children’s book Grandad Mandela, a book written by the Mandela Grandchildren produced by the Mandela Legacy.
STORY TELLING & DRAMA
- READING CLUB
The aim here is to encourage children to read, not just for speech, but for knowledge and appreciation of their different African languages and culture through storytelling, here we incorporate acting and song.
MUSIC & DANCE
- DRUM CIRCLE
- INDIGENOUS INSTRUMENTS/MUSIC
- TRADITIONAL DANCE
The goal here is for the children to have a basic understanding and new found passion for indigenous instruments, music and dance, and how they all contribute in one another’s story.