Following their international success with ‘Kopanica’ Nottingham’s leading music charity, Nottingham Music Hub, are embarking on yet another exciting digital music venture. School children from across Nottingham and current Music Hub ensemble members are invited to take part in a mass mixed instrumental recording of ‘Babethandaza’, a piece of traditional South African music.
Babethandaza will mark the fourth large-scale Music Hub project since the beginning of lockdown and is hoped to be their most inclusive performance project to date, with hundreds of children and young adults set to take part. Music Hub staff have worked tirelessly to ensure that they have made it possible for students from a wide variety of instrument disciplines and skill levels to get involved; including the Music Hub’s own orchestras, area bands, instrumentalists, whole school choirs and solo singers. With each Music Hub orchestra’s capacity reaching up to 100 players, this promises to be an amazing music community performance for Nottingham city and beyond – Babethandaza is sure to be impressive!
The profile of The Music Hub has continued to build following on from their recent success at Nottstopping Festival and the international acclaim brought by RHYO’s premier performance of Kopanica, there is much anticipation for this new project.
The Hub’s website is crammed with resources to support musicians of all disciplines, age-groups and standards take part in this fabulous project. The Hub staff will be creating this masterpiece under the lockdown restrictions – staff and students alike will be rehearsing, teaching and polishing their individual performances before filming themselves for the final production.
The final performance will be premiered in The Music Hub’s July Celebration – a display of work by students and staff from the year to date – and will surely be another flagship work to keep the young musicians of Nottingham motivated and enthused about their musical development. Alongside this a final video montage of Babethandaza will be premiered on the Charity’s YouTube channel, the public are invited to join this celebration of Nottingham’s promising young instrumentalists. Receive updates on the progress of this project by following the Music Hub on their Facebook and Twitter Channels.
If you know a talented young musician in one of the Music Hub’s school ensembles, then we would love for them to get involved – The Hub welcome submissions up to the 30th June!
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