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Youth Orchestra to host diversity concert

Youth Orchestra to host diversity concert

The Youth Orchestras of Namibia (YONA) will present the concert “Many tribes, one nation: a celebration of unity within diversity” on 3 October.

The concert will take place at Suiderhof Primary School Hall in Windhoek, and is part of the German Weeks 2017.

The youngsters of YONA have been learning string instruments, percussion and recorder since March 2017. At this concert, they will play and sing Tangeni learns, a song cycle by Engelhardt #Unaeb; as well as a selection of Namibian and German folk songs.

Other highlights will be works by Mendelssohn and Franck, with the themes of peace and unity; sung and played by YONA and friends.

YONA is a movement with the vision of social change through music. The members of YONA hail from diverse backgrounds, and one of YONA’s goals is to foster unity within the rich diversity of Namibian society.

This event is sponsored by RMB, through the FNB Namibia Holdings Foundation Trust. The German Embassy and Goethe Institute support YONA with a donation of 15 violins and 2 Cellos, which will be presented at this concert.

Tickets will be available at the doors: Adults: N$25 and children will enter for free while refreshments will be for sale from 17:15 and the event will kick off at 18:00.

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