Saturday, January 31, 2009

Start a Band, Pay for School

This past summer, the streets in Cape Town, South Africa, were filled with music from two unusual and inventive young musicians. Brothers Aviwe (10yrs) and Fuzile (8yrs) created their own instruments with the help of their mother, using some buckets, leather, wire, sticks, and lots of bottle tops. Playing and singing on the streets, they eventually collected enough money to buy an actual instrument: a keyboard. Their father passed away and their mother, injured from an accident, is unable to work. Although school is free, travel costs 5 Rand per day, and lunch is 3 Rand. The determined duo spent their summer vacation playing music on the streets to earn money for school, making about 100-200 Rand per day!
Watch a short clip of their performance here.