Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th September

Music For Africa Update
We had a quick chat with Tom Toomey who many of you will know as the head of Music For Africa as well as a local performer.

The recent MFA events raised around £10,000 to continue supporting the education work being done in South Africa. In an exciting development, new links are being established in both Gambia and Kenya to continue the good work.

In Gambia plans are under way to establish formal exam grades the african instrument, the Kora. It's early days in Kenya at present but a fact finding trip is planned.

Tom's new CD is now available featuring The Monfi Cats (no they're not really cats but the name of the band). Lots of festival outings are planned for the summer of 2007 and as yet we have not had time to properly listen to the CD! We will do it justice soon!

Events in South Somerset & West Dorset for Wednesday 12th September
A-Tom-ic Jones (tribute) @ Chicago Rock Café, Yeovil

Events in South Somerset & West Dorset for Thursday 13th September
Vinyl Monkeys @ Nelsons Cheese & Ale House, Blandford Forum
Real World @ Phoenix Hotel, Chard
Relocate @ Choughs Hotel, Chard

Have fun out there!

The Editor

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