freelearning season 2

EPISODE 1 Lefifi Tladi Jazzoetry is my religion!

The huge task ahead of us is to re-discover the authentic, sovereign, unifying history, heritage and cultural identities of Africa and its Diaspora: the liberated African Voice. For Lefifi Tladi, Black Consciousness brought in a new vision for poetry, music, dance, painting and photography. The focus was the use of the mother tongue, and no imitations from Europe.

EPISODE 2 Tu Nokwe presents "Order creates Comfort."

Tu Nokwe has designed a personal development clock covering the 6 aspects of our life – Spiritual, Physical, Emotional, Creative, Business and Mental (SPECBM). To be fully functioning as an artist – all aspects need to be fed, checked and balanced; and this can be achieved through disciplined focus on a mantra for success such as “order creates comfort.”

Tu Nokwe is a songwriter, singer, composer, teacher, stage actress, producer, director, healer and trainer for artists. She was born in Kwa-Mashu, Durban. She has a distinguished personal, musical dynasty as the daughter of swing jazz band musician, Alfred Nokwe and soprano soloist Patty Nokwe.

EPISODE 4 Yonela Mnana presents "Vernacularism"

Pianist, composer and teacher Yonela Mnana, born blind in eDutywa in the Eastern Cape uses his multiple musical talents to present a uniqely South African approach to music education or what he calls – “Vernacularism.” This is the intuitive heart of indigenous South African music and the foundation for a successful musical career.

EPISODE 8 Making South African Music International

South African music showcases unity through diversity. It continues to play a major cultural role to preserve the human miracles of peace, unity, togetherness and ubuntu. Percussion player and promoter, Dan Chiorboli hasdedicated his career to bringing people together through South African music and illustrates the power of soul in music business.

Final Assessment

This is a fun space All the formality is over and now you play! The future is dazzling. You are the future. And this is your opportunity to show us how bright it is. In this final assignment you are encouraged to make a video of your own based on the inspiration and learning you have gained.
1. Think about everything you have learnt. Did you answer all the modules? Do you have a list of notes or multi-media material to draw on. Keep this all safe and well archived as it can be used as a foundation for your final assessment.
2. Now, Put your consciousness into action by preparing a basic script for a short video describing your inspiration and what you have to offer.
3. Add the unique elements of your individuality, style, offering and purpose so this video is unquestionably you. 4. And let this video show us how you are going to move forward with music in a positive way and how this is your creativity and your inspiration for the future made manifest. Remember a successful completion of this course may earn you free studio time at AMPD.