CTIJF-CPUT Official Sustainable Training and Development Newsletter

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Volume: 01 | Issue: 01

Transcript of CTIJF-CPUT Official Sustainable Training and Development Newsletter

  • Music & Career Workshops

    Encore for ThulaniEighteen year old, Thulani

    Mdudu, from Langa High School; a graduate from the 2015 Music & Career Workshops started this years programme in a sombre mood. Mdudu lost his life early last week. He was fatally wounded in a violent incident in his community.

    The Langa High School vocalist performed at last years CTIJF Sustainable Training and Developments Live Performance, showcased at the Artscape. His contribution to the South African music industry will be missed.

    Festival Director CPUT Media Department and CTIJF2016 Student Newsletter

    Edition 1 | 06 February 2016

    Vuyo NdikiBusiness DeveloperVuyo Ndiki, Cape Peninsula University of Technology graduate and founder of The Redcup Village, addressed students attending the Music & Career Workshops on personal branding and networking.Ndiki believes that building and developing a brand takes dedication, hard work and passion. You need to make a lasting impression with your idea and brand, says Ndiki.

    Students who attended, found

    Ndikis presentation inspirational; We learned about the importance of representation and branding, it makes sense to us that good appeal to the audience is important said attendees from Chris Hani High School.

    I can see a hunger for success in these aspiring musicians and I would urge them to remain humble and focused. They must never give up and always dream big, said Vuyo.

    Stay true to your brand

    Billy Domingo, Festival director of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF), shared a special welcome with the participants of the Music & Career workshops.

    Domingo reminded students that they should enjoy what they do, Be yourself and perform to the best of your ability; be original - because only then will you deliver a top class

    performance.Domingo shared his

    indifference for Jazz music, but expressed his passion for music that makes one dance, find rhythm and enjoy the sentiment of fun and motion. His involvement in the CTIJF stems from this love of music and his passion for making a difference in the lives of others.

  • Cedar High School of the Arts

    We are excited to attend. We hope to learn alot from the experience. We appreciate the way we are being treated.

    Bergvliet High School

    We hope to learn from the legends involved in

    these presentations . It is an honour to have been

    invited and it means alot to a team of young people

    Chris Hani High SchoolWe feel great to be

    part of this project. We have been blessed by God. We learnt alot in todays session and

    we are grateful for the opportunity.

    Steenberg High School

    We were not sure what to expect, but this is a huge opportunity for us and we look forward to the rest of the workshops. We expect

    to learn alot.

    #CTIJFSquadGoals - Word On The Ground...

    Musical Tips from Living LegendsCamillo Lombard and Donveno

    Prins, are regarded as musical royalty within South Africa.

    They explained what goes in to creating a successful band and on-stage performance. Both have been performing internationally

    for over twenty years and have achieved international success - individually and as an ensemble. Donveno, a saxophonist, spoke about performance readiness and stated that first impressions count. Look the part and act

    the part. Present yourself as an attractive product and make others say, I want that! Walk the walk and talk the talk. You have to work your way to the top, to the point where sponsors want you, he said.

  • CTIJF Sustainable Training &

    #CTIJFSquadGoals - Word On The Ground...

    Jazz is not just music, its a way of life, its a way of being, a way of thinking. The Little Giants brought these words to life at their Legacy Live Concert performance, which take place every Saturday for the month of February at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre.

    The Little Giants entertained the crowd with their various renditions of famous jazz songs. Their setlist included Yakhalinkomo by Winston Mankunku, Norah JonesI Dont Know Why and McCoy Mrubatas, Mr and Mrs Adonis, to mention a few.

    In 2015, one of the Little Giants, Shaun Bratz was awarded with an opportunity to study abroad at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, United States.

    The experience was amazing, I wish I could have stayed longer and learnt more, said Bratz. Shaun started playing music at church, where he was part of a gospel group. His jazz career started when he joined the Alexander Sinton High School Jazz Band.

    The Little Giants was founded in 1999 by Ezra Ngcukana and George Werner. They have since performed at many prestigious events and festivals such as the North Sea Jazz Festival and Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival, Grahamstown. Theyve performed on the hit television show, Afro Caf and Expresso. Their career highlight was playing at the opening of Parliament and President Thabo Mbekis State of the Nation Address in 2005.

    Development presents Little Giants

    Theyre brilliant! And that is why we need

    more of these kinds of programmes.

    They played gorgeous! I like that sound.

    I think that this is a great programme, which goes to show that theres a lot

    of talent out here in South Africa.

    The lead singers voice was magical. Plus, the

    saxophone player is like the young version of Hugh


  • Lauren AshleighArtist Manager

    About This Publication









    Cape Peninsula University of Technology:Prof Nirvana Bechan (HOD: Media)

    Cape Town International Jazz Festival:Marketing: Carenza van Willingh (HOD)Anthea Thys (Admin)

    Sustainable Training & Development:Craig Parks (Content)Corinne Becker (Admin)Natana Coluna (Media|Marketing)

    CPUT and CTIJF:Rifqah Abrahams (T&D|Marketing)Ayesha Toyer (T&D|Marketing)Ndyebo Mapekula (T&D|Marketing)Ayabulela Tshotyana (T&D|Marketing)

    Contributors:Sinothando MalangeniBabalo Kohli

    Artist manager, Lauren Ashleigh, spoke to students about the importance of artist management at the Music & Career workshops. Ashleigh spoke extensively about her experiences while managing Jimmy Nevis. She sees her role as being responsible for both the artist and their brand respectively. Working with artists is not an easy job, you have to make sacrifices

    to achieve success. You are responsible for maintaining their presence within the media and industry. You must create a demand for them and increase their visibility, said Lauren.

    Ashleigh concluded with some words of wisdom when she said, If you know what you are worth, go out and get what you deserve. Demand only the best, because you are the best!

    This publication was produced by a team of young people, who form part of our Media Student Initiative from the Cape Peninsula Univeristy of Technologys Media Department. The programme forms part of their Work Integrated Learning (WIL), which is aligned with their curriculum.

    The programme is accredited and weighs considerably toward their National Diploma, which is accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education.

    The benchmarking programme is a collaborative initiative between CPUT and the CTIJF and coordinated by both; Professor Nirvana Bechan, Head of Department for the Media Department and Carenza van Willingth, Head of Marketing.

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