Nkomazi is a region of South Africa which has been devastated by unemployment, drought, and HIV/AIDS. It was from this area that Music for Life selected three groups of Choir children to tour the UK and Europe, beginning the work here in 2002.
These children have performed at ‘Live 8’ in Hyde Park with Mariah Caray, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall and presented Gordon Brown with the ‘Maliki Award’ at 10 Downing Street for his efforts in helping children in Africa.
In 2010 some of these Choir children travelled to Cape Town, along with other former Choir members from Uganda, to record with Annie Lennox for her ‘Christmas Cornucopia’ album.
In 2014 thirty-three of these children also had the opportunity to record the latest African Children’s Choir album ‘Emmanuel’ released on 1 December 2014.
Music for Life supports 60 former Choir children throughout their education in South Africa. With the majority currently enrolled at a Secondary Boarding school in the area. We are also pleased to have some students enrolled at university and colleges in Pretoria and the surrounding province.