Chairperson – Mansoor Jaffer
Events – June Knight
Communications – Lynn Dreyer
Secretary – Cheryl
The Rosa Choir
An inspirational choir was born in Cape Town late in 2012. The Rosa Choir Project consists of an incredibly diverse group of choristers that sing traditional songs in Afrikaans, Xhosa and English.
The project was inspired by the discovery of an English and Xhosa translation of the traditional Dutch/Afrikaans song Rosa, on the internet. Rosa is an iconic song that used to be sung regularly at Malay weddings and at choir competitions in the City.
The name is simply drawn from the first song sung, but the choir has a growing repertoire that includes Daar Kom die Alabama, Mbube, Lean on Me, This Land is Ours, African Dream, Stand By Me, Hallellujah, Suikerbossie, Ndihamba Nawe, Ek Verlang, the Click Song, Asimbonanga and I Believe.
The choir is a truly diverse one, transcending class, colour, religion, language and geographical areas. The members include singers in gospel choirs, youth activists, casual workers, a lawyer, a landscaper, Malay choir veterans, a visitor from the US, a marathon runner, a long distance swimmer, among others.
The choir continues to grow and currently consists of over 30 members.
The choir has performed on numerous stages over the years and had a sold out theatre- performance in September 2015.
The Junior Rosa choir
The Junior Rosa Choir was established in October 2015 and currently consists of about 25 children from various parts of Cape Town. Most of the choir members come from Langa and Manenberg.
Like the adult choir, the vision is to build a diverse choir that draws together children from across the apartheid divides. Songs are also sung in three languages, to give respect to different cultures.
The young ones are building up their repertoire of songs and have performed on a few public platforms, with more in the offing.
Vulamathuba started out as a Communicare Project in 2017 and has evolved into a choir supported by the Cape Cultural Collective.
The Wesley Junior Choir
In the beginning of the year Wesley Practicing School launched an organised sports, music and culture programme, which included partnering with the Cape Cultural Collective to establish a school choir. This choir walked off with 3rd place at the Eisteddfod just 6 weeks after starting to practice!
The variety show on the 18th is about providing a platform for these talented learners to show off their skills as well as reward them for all their hard work and dedication.
We have also invited some seasoned performers so that not only can our learners “rub shoulders” with them but also to show them that such a performance is not out of reach for them said Mr Engel the principal.
The Poetry Anthology – 2011
In 2011, nine of CCCs founding poets collaborated to produce a poetry anthology.
The poets are; Zenariah Barends, Amanda Nodada, Khadija Heeger, Primrose Mrwebi, Christopher Ferndale, Romeo Maasdorp, Glen Arendse, Candice Prinsloo (now Johannes) and Bernadette Muthien.
300 copies were printed and sold. The CCC raised funds for this project and generated income through sales.
The launch took place at the District Museum in October 2011.