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Music connects the world.

posted 7 Nov 2012, 23:21 by ntobeko dlamini

Music is the most powerful tool that connects the world, Star For Life- choir has once again managed to bring together audience from different cultures and religions.

Star For Life Choir arriving at the King Shaka Airport.

 On 25, September Star For Life Choir embarked on one of the most highly anticipated concerts in Sweden, the Star For Life on Tour. The tour was started at Kulturens Lulea city and they have toured in 26 cities.


The Star For Life- Choir started touring in Sweden in the year 2006, it was the initiative of the Star For Life organisations for the purpose of fundraising for the organisation. The choir has been performing with the Swedish bands, including Triple and Touch and has performed for audiences like the royal family from Sweden and they have also performed in big events like United Nations price giving.


The choir is made up of eight post matric students from schools around UMkhanyakude District and they are all from Schools that are in partnership with Star For Life. These learners usually take a gap after matric and join the Star For Life choir, and they will go to university on the following year. “This is a great  platform for these young stars to expose their talent to the world as well as to succeed in their academics as they usually gets bursaries after the  tour”, said Dumisani Ngubane one of the SFL music  coordinators.


“My dream is to travel the world performing, meeting new people and exploring other cultures and also I also want to become a professional computer programmer” said Slindile Mazibuko, the choir member.


Ntombenhle Shobede an Information Technology student who has been singing with the choir before says, “I got a sponsor for my studies and that would have not happened if I didn’t join the Star choir, it has exposed to different cultures, enhance my self-esteem and above all I have bursary for my studies”


The choir has performed for approximately 6000 audience this year. “We see the tour gaining strength to strength every year, this year we have performed in 26 cities in Sweden”, said Thandiwe Mazibuko, the SFL Arts manager.