Artists jam for a good cause

Alex Cavan will perform at the first show of ‘Jamming for Harmony’

Two personalities in the local music industry have teamed up to raise funds for victims of the recent fires outside the Bay and Thornhill area.

Francois Malan of Ocean Rock Entertainment and singer Claire Venn of the Harmony Homes Initiative are presenting a series of Jamming for Harmony musical events, with the first to be held on Wednesday.

“We’ll be putting together a run of six shows over six months to raise funds to be distributed through Harmony Homes,” Venn said.

“Each show will have a different lineup comprising a mix of local talent who have all offered up their talents and time for this cause.”

The first show, at 7pm on Wednesday, will feature Derryn Fuller, Kendal Beadon, Letters from Jane and the Alex Cavan Band. All shows will be at the Music Kitchen in Newton Park, with tickets at R50 available from Ian Mitchell on 072-994-5096.

Other shows are on July 26, August 30, September 20, October 25 and December 1, all at the Music Kitchen and with lineups to be shared on the Facebook page for Harmony Homes Initiative.

“We’ll also accept donations of household goods, kitchenware, bedding, towels, clothes, non-perishables and so on, on the night, to be distributed to affected residents from informal settlements. Anything that will help rebuild their homes will be welcomed,” Venn said.

She added 100% of ticket proceeds would go directly towards the initiative, with all proceeds and monies made as well as donations given to be made public on their Facebook page.

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