VILLAGE MUSIC WELLINGTON PARTNERS WITH FIVE-TIME GRAMMY-WINNER BAKITHI KUMALO

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Donna Barron-Willey

Village Music Wellington

donna@myvillagemusic.com

561-358-4417

VILLAGE MUSIC WELLINGTON PARTNERS WITH FIVE-TIME GRAMMY-WINNER BAKITHI KUMALO AND A SPRING OF HOPE TO DEVELOP ‘BAKITHI KUMALO’S MUSIC MENTORSHIP PROGRAM’

Bringing a Love of Music to Rural South Africa

Wellington, May 5th, 2022 – In partnership with five-time Grammy Award-Winning South African Bassist Bakithi Kumalo (famed bassist for the Paul Simon band for 30+ years) and A Spring of Hope, Village Music Wellington will assist in the development of Bakithi Kumalo’s South African Music Mentorship Program. The program will support young students in Acornhoek, South Africa. With the assistance of teachers from Beretta Primary School, Bakithi Kumalo, and Village Music, A Spring of Hope will host music classes twice a week for children from Acornhoek. The goal of these group classes is to support the development of the children by getting them excited about music and exposing them to different genres of music and musical instruments. These classes will be engaging and fun, and will focus on teaching the basics of music, encouraging children to have fun with instruments and inspiring them to develop a positive and productive hobby.

A Spring of Hope’s Permaculture Centre will also offer more advanced sessions through Bakithi Kumalo’s Music Mentorship Program. Talented and passionate students will be invited to participate in smaller group lessons once weekly. They will be encouraged to select an instrument that inspires them and will be taught how to play the instrument, to read and compose music and to produce music with a group of their peers.

A Spring of Hope, Bakithi Kumalo, and Village Music Wellington are seeking sponsors within the music industry to support this program. Donations will support the purchase of musical instruments and gear and will help us to offer the program free-of-charge to students in need and to spread the joy of music within an underprivileged community. All donations are tax deductible.

Village Music Wellington LLC is an award-winning regional music center in Wellington, FL, consisting of a music retail store, music school with 250+ students and live music venue. For more information, please call Donna Willey at 561-358-4417.