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Friday, May 6, 2016


The Steel Drum Competition, which forms part of the National Creative ArtsYouth Festival, was held on May 4 at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre. Schools from all over KZN participated in what is a joyous and exhilarating celebration of steel drum and marimba music.

Winners are as follows:

Junior School
1st Drum for Joy                     Kokstad Junior Grade 6
2nd Troubadour                      St Marys
3rd Dobri Paliev                      St Patricks Grade 4+6

High School
1st Elizabeth Sneddon            Inanda Grade 9
2nd Troubadour                      Hillcrest

Winning the artSMart Rising Star trophy for High School was Anele Dlamini from Inanda Seminary with the Troubadour Rising Star trophy for Junior School being won by Cathleen Hamann from Kokstad Junior

The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra Spirit Trophy was awarded to Warner Beach.

This year’s judge was well-known choreographer and dancer, David Gouldie, and artSMart Editor Caroline Smart presented the prizes.