When it comes to music it’s not just about the auditory sense! Studies show that listening to music can benefit overall well-being, help regulate emotions, and create happiness and relaxation in everyday life. In addition, marimba playing helps improve fine and gross motor skills, language development, focus, memory, maths skills, discipline and teamwork and plays a major part in building self-esteem and confidence.
“This year, close on 90 different schools and institutions will be descending at St Dominic’s Catholic School for Girls, Boksburg, on the 27th and 28th July 2019 for the eighth Education Africa International Marimba and Steelpan Festival and will see over 2000 participants with kids travelling from as far as Zimbabwe, Botswana and Nigeria,” says Joan Lithgow, Marimba Specialist and Director of the International Marimba and Steelpan Festival.
Education Africa launched its International Marimba and Steelpan Festival (The Festival) in 2012 to create an awareness worldwide of the educational value that marimba playing has while also creating an international platform for our marimba and steelpan players in South Africa to perform on.”
The Festival has become one of the largest of its kind in the world and takes place annually in Boksburg over a period of two days. It is fully inclusive and caters for people from all walks of life including deaf and special needs bands. Over the weekend, marimba and steelpan bands take part in various competitions divided into age sections and various categories. A prominent feature at The Festival includes fringe events which feature guest performances and approximately 90 workshops.
Still wondering "way pan reach?
Well consider instead 'how pan going and leavin we behind'
That is why PAN TRINBAGO needs a QUALIFIED EXTERNAL RELATIONS OFFICER ... but then again BACKWARD BEVERLEY RAMSEY-MOORE has ZERO AWARENESS of the GLOBAL PAN SCENE!!!
PANORAMA IN TOBAGO is as FAR AS HER EYES COULD SEE!!!
And with ALL THE TALENT IN TRINIDAD (WE SO TALENTED) that is the WOMAN that CECIL HINKSON decided to BACK IN THE ELECTION!!!
Lord have mercy!!!