It never ends
Passion never dies. It grows.
SWEET DREAMERS MARIMBA PROJECT
The Sweet Dreamers Marimba Band Project is a project where musically gifted students from township communities in South Africa get the opportunity to learn to play the marimba and to play in professionally trained and managed marimba bands. The project was founded by Danmore Kusaya (SA) and Monika Stadelmann (CH) in January 2019. Teachers and coaches of the marimba bands are the members of the band. Besides practicing and performing with the band, the project has a strong belief that playing music – African indigenous music in particular –will give not only creative musical activities after school but also the self-confidence and joy the students need to healthily grow and develop.
In May 2019 the Sweet Dreamers Marimba bands started to play their first concerts. Since then they have performed many concerts at different kinds of venues all around Mpumalanga, SA. It’s amazing what they have already achieved in this short period of time! They get offers to play shows not only from different Game Lodges in Kruger National Park but also from well-known festivals in Mpumalanga. Their facebook fan community is growing every day– but they wouldn’t call themselves Sweet Dreamers, if they didn’t dare to dream about playing internationally in their near future.