2017 Namibia-Gala Dinner

HIT THE BEAT – In Rhythm we meet. Unity through Rhythmic and Cultural Diversity.
Choir, Drumming, Improvisation, Solo Singing and Dance with Waldorf School Windhoek learners

Thurs. 7 Sept. 2017, 18h00 at Waldorf School Windhoek (Gala Dinner)
Fri. 8 Sept. 2017, 18h00 at Waldorf School Windhoek (Cultural Festival)

Andries de Wet Street/Avis, Windhoek

The project will be split in two phases this year: 10 days which are taking place in July and another week in September where we will then perform at the Gala Dinner on the 7th of September and at the Cultural Festival on the 8th of September at Waldorf School Windhoek.

After many years of having this project at the school there is one noticeable difference this year: the learners are really starting to use their own creativity: writing their own songs, choreographing their own dances as well as developing a huge improvisation with various instruments (which also includes garbage music). It seems as if having been in this process for so many years it has become part of the learners system from which they now emerge as independent musicians, dancers, singers and drummers.

Once again it has been amazing to work with them – all the motivation, enthusiasm, creativity we could experience made these days a very special experience.


The workshop leaders are: Simone de Picciotto (drumming, improvisation and choir), Sarah Situde (choir) Faizel Browny (dancing), Tapuwanasche Munyayi (drumming), Markus Sprengler (Vocal Coaching). The entire project is directed by Simone de Picciotto in collaboration with Sarah Situde.