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MATUNDA YA YESU AFRICAN REFUGEE YOUTH PRESENT JABULANI CONCERT

Posted by Lungile Sinandile on June 27, 2017 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR JULY  16 2017.

CONTACT: NKAZI SINANDILE (505) 435-5741

www.irrva.com; www.nmwgp.org;www.southafricanorionduetministries.com

MATUNDA (FRUIT ) YA ( OF) YESU (JESUS) YOUTH CHOIR (MATUNDA YA YESU) AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN ORION DUET-LUNGILE AND NKAZI SINANDILE CELEBRATE IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE JOURNEYS – PRESENT JABULANI which means in the South African language Rejoice!

Under the direction of Lungile Sinandile, co-founder alongside his wife Nkazi Sinandile, the Matunda Ya Yesu African Youth Choir is stepping out into the mainstream.

Young refugees arriving from refugee camps of Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Chad, Rwanda, and Mozambique, find it very difficult to assimilate in the United States of America especially those who do not speak English. 90% of the Matunda Ya Yesu choir speak very little or no English. Outside of school they find nurture during choir practices where they find camaraderie, while being taught techniques of vocal singing, drumming, performance and training. Weekly they attend after school tutoring at Immigrant And Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque ( 100 % volunteer driven unfunded nonprofit) and craft skills training in sewing at New Mexico Women’s Global Pathways also nonprofit that is directed by Nkazi Sinandile.

The Public is invited to hear rich African harmonies by the Matunda Ya Yesu African Refugee Youth Choir and the South African Orion Duet. Add to this energetic movement and vibrant colorful outfits when they model Afro centric garments they are creating at New Mexico Women’s Global Pathways / Immigrant And Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque while in training. This youthful dynamic choir drums and performs both traditional and contemporary music, adding its own culturally inspired interpretation. The ensemble performs in Swahili, English, Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, Bembe, Xhosa and Zulu. Free Admission but donations will be collected.  

Venue: African American Performing Art Center, 310 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque.

Time: 4.00 p.m.

Admission of $20.00. Proceeds go to support the youth enrichment program including sewing, beading, leadership skill, self esteem, preventive health, mentoring and other strengthened life skills. Youth will receive 100% funds from their craft sales.

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2017.

CD’s, Books, DVD’s and crafts sewn by some of the youth will be on sale after the concert.

 

 

 

Matunda Ya Yesu Refugee Youth Choir and The South African Orion Duet in Concert

Posted by Lungile Sinandile on June 27, 2017 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

https://www.gofundme.com/refugee-youth-singing-and-story-telling-trip



NEWS  RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  FOR JULY 22 2017.

CONTACT:  NKAZI SINANDILE (505) 435-5741

www.irrva.com;  www.nmwgp.org;www.southafricanorionduetministries.com

MATUNDA (FRUIT ) YA ( OF) YESU (JESUS) YOUTH CHOIR (MATUNDA YA YESU) AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN ORION DUET-LUNGILE AND NKAZI SINANDILE CELEBRATE  IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE JOURNEYS

Under the direction of Lungile Sinandile, co-founder alongside his wife Nkazi Sinandile, the Matunda Ya Yesu African Youth Choir is stepping out into the mainstream. 

Young refugees arriving from refugee camps of Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Chad, Rwanda, and Mozambique, find it very difficult to assimilate in the United States of America especially those who do not speak English. 90% of the Matunda Ya Yesu choir speak very little or no English. Outside of school they find nurture during choir practices where they find camaraderie, while being taught techniques of vocal singing, drumming, performance and training. Weekly they attend after school tutoring at Immigrant  And Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque ( 100 % volunteer driven unfunded nonprofit) and craft skills training in sewing at New Mexico Women’s Global Pathways  also nonprofit that is directed by Nkazi Sinandile.

The Public is invited to hear rich African harmonies by the choir and the South African Orion Duet.  Add to this energetic movement and vibrant colorful outfits. This youthful dynamic choir performs both traditional and contemporary music, adding its own culturally inspired interpretation. The ensemble performs in Swahili, English, Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, Bembe, Xhosa and Zulu. Free Admission but donations will be collected.  All proceeds go to the choir members for shelter, tutoring, social enrichment, food and clothing of themselves and family members, who find it very difficult to find jobs and retain them.  

Venue:  Campus Hill Church 11057 Hill Drive, Loma Linda, California, 92354-2725

Time:  7.00 p.m.

Free Admission, but free will donations will be collected to help provide English as a Second language, sewing and other craft skills training, food, clothing and back to school supplies.

Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017.

CD’s, Books, DVD’s and crafts sewn by some of the youth will be on sale after the concert.

For Immediate Release: Matunda Ya Yesu Refugee Youth Choir In Concert

Posted by Lungile Sinandile on June 24, 2017 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

 

May 31 2017

 

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

 

Albuquerque’s Refugee and Local Youth Empowerment through Song, Dance, Micro-Enterprise and Modeling.

 

CONTACT: Nkazi Sinandile (505) 435-5741 [email protected] or Lungile Sinandile

 

Farmington and Albuquerque: In Celebration of World Refugee Day the Matunda Ya Yesu African Youth choir will present a series of musical concerts, fashion show of clothes, tote bags and jewelry that they will create starting next week so as to supplement family budgets. The young people are from African refugee camps and receive tutoring in English As a Second language, other life skills and will start training in sewing and beading next week. Free training is offered at Immigrant and Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque and New Mexico Women’s Global Pathways - www.irrva.com; www.nmwgp.org. 

 

On Saturday June 24 the Matunda Ya Yesu African choir under the direction of Lungile Sinandile with assistance of his wife Nkazi Sinandile co-founders of IRRVA AND NMWGP will present an inspiring musical concert at Pinon Hills Church (see below). They sing songs of experience, resilience, struggle, hope, love and unity in their own tongues as follows: Swahili, Bembe, Xhosa, Zulu, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi and English.

 

A joyous celebration will be held at African American Perfoming Arts Center in Albuquerque. Caltural dancing, music , drumming , and stories of home. There the youth hope to sell some of the creations that they will create while in training at NMWGP. The girls will also be trained in modelling since they have never modeled in their young lives. For sewing, beading and modelling they will be joined by other youth from New Mexico ( USA’s and Middle East). The choir members were all born and raised in refugee camps. The choir rehearses weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6.00 p.m. and 07.45 p.m at the Manzano Multi-generational Center, located at 501 Elizabeth Street, SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123. There will be different times for the sewing, beading and modeling practice.

 

Venues and Times:

 

Pinon Hills SDA Church, 5001 Foothills Dr. Farmington, New Mexico 87402

 

Admission is Free, but free will donations will be accepted.

 

Date: Saturday, June 20th, 2017 from 7.00 p.m.

 

then at the

 

African American Performing Arts Center

 

310 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 4.00 p.m

 

THANK YOU

 

 


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