The Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa kindly invites you to a free evening concert in The O’Reilly Theatre, Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1 on Friday 6th December 2013 at 7:30pm.
As places may be limited please rsvp to Anne Boulter, 01 661 5553 or email@example.com (to avoid disappointment)
Limpopo Youth Orchestra (LYO) from South Africa will be performing in Ireland for the first time and would welcome your attendance.
The Limpopo Youth Orchestra was established in South Africa in September 2004 by Simoné Aronje-Adetoye, through forming partnerships between urban and rural areas and stakeholders. The orchestra project is dedicated to the development and empowerment of youth from previously disadvantaged backgrounds and from marginalised areas, as well as youth with physical disabilities. The orchestra is a first of its kind in Limpopo as it does not have a share capital and is a not for gain project. The LYO is indeed a revolutionary project that cuts across many spheres of human lives:
- Poverty Alleviation
- Creating Access for people with physical disability
- Rural-Urban Renewal – integrating communities that live worlds apart
- Preservation of Indigenous Knowledge Systems through the use of indigenous instruments.
The LYO is a pioneering youth orchestra that has managed to integrate classical orchestra instruments with indigenous African instruments and now shines as a symbol of artistic excellence in Limpopo Province. Learning to play an expensive instrument such as a violin or a cello is a luxury for many families in South Africa due to their limited means of income. However, numerous children in Limpopo’s rural areas are doing so. The orchestra is currently training approximately 200 youth in Limpopo (10 to 25 years old). 70% are children from rural areas and 12% are physically disabled.