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Gospel choirs sing in Joyful Sounds

Jane Katjavivi, Chairperson of the FNB Foundation and Elia Tapalo, a trustee and the chairman of Namibia Gospel Music Trust.

Jane Katjavivi, Chairperson of the FNB Foundation and Elia Tapalo, a trustee and the chairman of Namibia Gospel Music Trust.

The Joyful Sounds competition for gospel choirs received a substantial donation from the FNB Foundation which will be used to up the profile of this singing competition. The foundation recently donated N$98,000 to Namibia Gospel Music Trust who organises the Joyful Sounds choir competition.
Jane Katjavivi, Chairperson of the FNB Foundation said that from infancy to adulthood music should be an important part of every person’s life. “Mothers sing lullabies to babies, toddlers and children play ‘ring around the rosy’, and teenagers become absorbed in songs they believe help better define them during their rocky transition into adulthood” she said adding that music could summon a wide range of emotions, most of which are wonderful and that “good music in good company is fun and makes most of us feel better.”  She said “The FNB Namibia Foundation is extremely happy to assist Namibia Gospel Music Trust and their Joyful Sounds Choir Competition with financial support. Not only because of the feel-good factor, but also because they aim to enhance the lives of fellow choir singers and music loving Namibians with their idea. The Joyful Sounds music project gives public recognition to gospel music beyond and outside the boundaries of the genre’s regular locality of performance and calls for a playful comparison between church and non-church affiliated choirs through competition. They also aim to build bridges between and amongst audiences on both sides of the ecclesiastical divide. We salute and we support this great initiative and all its aims and objectives.”

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