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Thursday, May 8, 2014


(Musa Hlatshwayo)

After 13 years of active support to the Field Band Foundation’s astounding youth development work, FK Norway presents a moving conference themed Youth Leadership’ – Youth; the key to development and economic growth.

This conference will be held at the Indaba hotel and conference centre in Johannesburg on May 9. This time, FBF is the technical service provider of this event. In the interest of engaging with the theme of this conference by practically engaging 'Youth Leadership' even in their approach, FBF has put together a Dream Team made up of some of their notable active youth leaders from some of their Gauteng based bands to be the team behind realizing this event under the tutelage of Durban choreographer Musa Hlatshwayo.

This Dream Team includes Phumzile Twala (Alex’s Project Officer) and Vusi Dlamini (Witbank’s Project Officer) both steering Logistics and Planning. Emmanueal Rattle from Alexandra Field Band spearheads the Creative Team that also features Peter Maluleka from Hammanskraal on musical arrangements, brass section as well as band conducting together with Bongani Goliath from Black Like Me Soweto on pit and percussion musical arrangements and conducting. Mary Aphane from Cullinan together with Sello Ramosepele are in the PR and Communications department. The Dream Team has also identified a Dream Cast that comprises of young performers across all sections from Alexandra Field Band, Black Like Me Soweto Field Band, PFG Londulusha Field Band (Springs), De Beers PPC Cullinan and Hammanskraal Field Band.

This event will feature a dialogue conference featuring speeches by various stake holders and a reception hosted by the Royal Norwegian Embassy featuring live music and dance by the Dream Cast as well as tasty food and drinks served in buffet style.

Attendance to this event is by invitation only. Any queries can be directed to Sello Ramosepele at the FBF Head Office via email: or telephone 011 234 9040 or Bergit Sønstebø Svendseid , Communications Adviser: FK Norway, via email: or phone +47 24 14 57 35 / +47 48115103

This event is proudly presented by FK Norway, The Royal Norwegian Embassy in partnership with the Field Band Foundation.