SEASON ONE ATTUNEMENT
* COMPLETE * From the early beginnings of our urban music, through the nuances, improvisation and inspiration that makes us unique all the way into the epicentre of the South African music industry, season one offers scholars, teachers and enthusiasts the tools to begin to feel the music of this country.
SEASON TWO ASSIMILATION
* COMPLETE * Season Two is is a deep-prying educative expanse of the length and breadth of this beautiful authentic diverse and highly informed South African music. In season two of this interactive education project, students and educators alike meet, engage and learn from some of the finest performers and practitioners of South African music.
SEASON THREE CO-CREATION
* IN DEVELOPMENT * Season Three is in development preparing to dig deeper into the length and breadth of this beautiful authentic diverse and highly informed South African music. In season three of this interactive education project, the audience continues to meet, engage and learn from some of the finest initiatives and voices of South African music.
SEASON FOUR KNOW-HOW
* IN DEVELOPMENT * Music: Free-learning adds to the archives of this beautiful authentic diverse and highly informed South African music. Archive Africa is a permanent resource to further develop the interactive education resources, allowing future generations to engage and learn from some of the greatest spirits of our South African music recorded in history through film, documentary, music video and television.
BASED ON THE STORY OF SOUTH AFRICAN JAZZ
* A WORLD OF KNOWLEDGE IN OUR SUITCASE * From the archives of this beautiful authentic diverse and highly informed South African music we are building a permanent resource to further develop the interactive education resources, allowing future generations to engage and learn from some of the greatest spirits of our South African music recorded in history through film, documentary, music video and television.
Audio-visual education, innovative and sustainable solution in the arts sector for authentic and sustainable growth.
Educational content and arts and culture e-learning modules for learners. An innovative “free-learning” approach introduces and trains our target markets to learn music in a smarter way through the ever-improving internet and online technologies.
- Workshops for teachers and students
- Syllabus based educational resources
- Free online or available in print
- Holistic educational process
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Programme Impact?
Music: Free-learning fulfills many of the key objectives including live performance, education, indigenous knowledge systems, database and archives, audio-visual mentorship and workshops. Each of the proposed 7 Seasons produces 8 diverse and distinctive episodes. Outstanding musical and heritage practitioners present live to a live audience in a performance segment of 40 minutes and an interview segment of 40 minutes. These 8 episodes are scripted, performed, presented, filmed and edited into audio visual learning material. Each Episode includes an accessible 8 minute VOD (Video on Demand), a combination of documentary, live performance and interview together with detailed course-work (a pre-task and post-task) worksheets that can be downloaded printed or distributed electronically. The full product is packaged in an A4 soft cover book a distributed freely on afribeat.com to create a seamless experience of knowledge sharing.
What is ability to enhance and strengthen capacity building?
Music: Free-learning provides access to quality free IEB and CAP curriculum based learning material to Schools and teachers, Community Centres, and Community Arts Projects. Through this online resource Music: Free-learning is able to meet the multiple needs of accessibility for students through internet, web- site and email, social media and cellphone data. Music: Free-learning provides capacity building not only for teachers and students but also a growth path for musicians through the production of a multi-media music package including live recording, podcast, workshop and educational interviews to boost every career.
How does Music: free-learning provife a multiplier effect for musicians careers?
Music Free-learning creates a growth path for all involved, from the musicians and band members to crew and the benefactors, the youth.
1. Opportunity for musicians to archive their works through education
2. Occupational education for scholars and students
3. Free Quality syllabus based education for indigenous cultural knowledge systems
4. Audio-visual video on demand packages for students worldwide
5. Building a database of music schools for music education
6. Outreach through distribution of material to community arts projects and schools
The youth received a particular boost with the an attendance award for the workshops and a completion award for the course-work. One young attendee through the prize recorded his first podcast for the program “change minds to change lives.”
What is the audience reach?
The Music: Free-learning target market is an online curriculum delivery for grades 10-12 IEB and CAP, a bridging course for university students and young entrepreneurs.
Music: Free-learning provides access to quality free IEB and CAP curriculum based learning material to Schools, Community Centres, and Community Arts Projects.
Through the creation of this online resource Music: Free-learning is able to meet the multiple needs of accessibility for students through internet, web- site and email, social media and cellphone data.
Social Cohesion and Nation Building is created at provincial levels through the creation of a free online platform for celebrating and learning about Pan African culture and heritage. The Video-on-demand and learning worksheets can be accessed from anywhere in the country.
Social Cohesion and Nation Building is created at a national level through the profiling of uniquely Pan-African stories in this Africa Year series. The episode on the philosophy and practice of Ubuntu, or on the world famous music styles of isichatimiya and maskanda; the episodes on the sangoma’s of the Eastern Cape or the master drummers of South Africa will all make a national impact of taking South Africa’s uniquely Pan-African stories to a wider audience.
Partnerships with schools, educators, institutions, business and community arts projects ensures that our target market is reached as a matter of priority. Currently we have partnerships with the following community arts projects – Amajika, Gauteng Jazz Academy and Katlehong school for the disabled.
Public Access and audience development is enhanced through lhe Live workshops and the online curriculum delivery is free to the public, therefore the level of public access is high. Our goal to increase public access is to help fulfil music, culture and heritage educators with their fore-most requirement – free curriculum based education material. Educators are provided freely with the music free learning archive of resources. This is both a valuable knowledge base of South African music and musicians and teaching resource.
Through extending partnerships with schools, community centres, libraries and teachers more long-term access is created for students and future generation learners.
How does Music: Free-learning include the community?
Achieving the goal of bringing our African indigenous knowledge systems – music and heritage into the education and through creativity, is interdependent with the community participation. This is achieved both sides of the stage in the presentation and the live workshop.
From the studio to the video and teaching manuals to their accessible packaging, the long-term goal is to distribute the material freely into schools and community projects.