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The South African MIAGI

Date July 6, 2014

The South African MIAGI Youth Orchestra will be performing in Artipelag’s foyer on Sunday 6 July at 6 pm. The concert is free of charge. The orchestra is celebrating 20 years of democracy in South Africa. The program will include music by Anders Paulsson (MIAGI Composer in residence 2013) as well as Dmitri Sjostakovitj and features South African compositions and traditional rhythms from various periods in South Africa’s history.

”Sensational performance!”
Die Welt


The language of music is universal – it strengthens both the individual as well as society and builds on relationships between people, regardless of ethnic background or social class.

The South African educational organization MIAGI, along with its orchestra including about 80 classically trained young musicians, is on its third European tour. During 2013, MIAGI successfully collaborated in a SIDA project with Fryshuset and Lilla Akademien and would now like to continue working with Sweden.

The tour will last approximately one month and the finale will be at the famous Concertgebouw Amsterdam in conjunction with the INTERNATIONAL MANDELA DAY JULY 18. The tour also celebrates the 20th anniversary of democracy in South Africa.