APC Marimba Band announces new album

20 May 2020 | Art and Entertainment

WINDHOEK • MICHAEL KAYUNDE

Tsumeb-based APC Marimba Band has revealed that they will be releasing an album in the next two weeks.
Speaking to tjil, Lis Hidber, one of the founders of the Arts Performance Centre (APC) where the band is from, shared that the album is titled Melodies from The Heart of Namibia and features 18 songs.
“It is classical and traditional instruments put together,” she said.

For the youth
APC is a well-established arts centre based at Tsumeb that gives the youth a platform to explore their musical capabilities. It was founded in 2003 by the late Hans Leu and Hidber, mainly aimed at homeless children and underprivileged youth.
“Today more than 270 people are coming daily to take lessons in harp, marimba, all type of flutes, piano and visual arts,” Hidber mentioned, amongst many other instruments.
She added that APC has enjoyed great success on the music front, adding that last year, the Namibian police made use of students from APC to teach music to inmates at correctional services.
“Some of our students have made business through their music performances as music teachers at some private schools,” she added.

Other projects
Apart from gearing up for the release of Melodies from The Heart of Namibia, Hidber also announced that the centre has other projects in the pipeline, which includes selling art works and selling the book Stories from Namibia.
“It’s a book with a lot of stories created by our children in English and translated into German. It is of help to schools who are giving German lessons,” Hidber said.
For more information, call the APC at 081 2582520.



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