Fusion Africa Festival

  • over 2 years ago

Music Crossroads Academy Zimbabwe hosted the 2015 edition of Global Music Campus at the academy premises from the 1st to the 15th of December 2015. The Campus trained 21 teachers and MCA graduates from the three Music Crossroads Academies in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

The training was administered by the pedagogical partners, the Global Music Academy(GMA). The GMA facilitators were William Barwik Ramsay, Martin Henry Kurt Lillich (bass guitar instructor), Jorg Dietrich Wohrlin (drum instructor), Girum Mezmur (guitar instructor) and Abiy Woldermariam (piano instructor). These international music instructors from Germany and Ethiopia have many years of experience in the music industry as artists and also as teachers.

The academy teachers went through rigorous lessons scheduled everyday, to develop the much-needed technical, theoretical and pedagogical skills. The training covered topics that are included in the MCA Professional Certificate Program, including: Music Pedagogy, Melodic Reading, Transcribing, Main Instrument and Ensemble.

The campus ran for 15 days with morning, afternoon and evening classes. During breakfast and lunch period, teachers would sit on a round table to mix, mingle and discuss different issues pertaining to their learning program, sharing ideas and laughter too. It was really a Music Crossroads family affair.

To finalize the campus program, on the 11th and 12th, Music Crossroads Academy hosted a 2 day festival Fusion Africa. This year the festival featured Orquésta Chungu, Dudu Manenga, Prudence Katomeni, Blessing Muparutsa, Lelo Langa among others.

Music Crossroads Academy Zimbabwe would like to thank the staff, the Global Music Academy, Art Moves Africa for their travel support and the Small World Lodge. This edition of the Teacher Training Campus was, once again, a very successful initiative