Help a South African Community Rebuild with Music

by Playing For Change Foundation
Feb 28, 2014

Music to My Ears

This postcard is submitted by Chi Nguyen, our In-The-Field Representative who is traveling through Southern Africa.

On the morning of Wednesday, February 26th, 2014, I was able to visit Pokie and Derrick of Ntonga Music School. Although it was too early for the younger ones to arrive at Ntonga, I was able to witness Pokie giving a one-on-one bass lesson to an older student of his. When asked how he enjoyed Ntonga, a huge smile spread across the blossoming bass player's face and he said, "I love it. I come here every day, every single day, before work. It is my passion."

I watched as the two of them improvised a duet together, both of them rocking back and forth, lost in the music. What a wonderful way to start off the day indeed.

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Playing For Change Foundation

Location: Santa Monica, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.playingforchange.org
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Shauna Murray
Culver City, CA United States

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