Welcome to the South Africa Panjazz Project


Latest! View a slide show of our Western Cape Tour 2008

Performing at:  
Western Cape, South Africa
First rehearsals and performances by International Steel and Jazz Orchestras and the Panjazz Project in March 2008. These groups comprise amateur and professional musicians from the United Kingdom and South Africa.
Portchester International Arts Festival in July 2008. Performances by the Graeme College Steel Band and members of Portchester Panyard.
World Cup
We are exploring the possibility of performing at the 2010 World Cup Finals in South Africa.
Olympic Games
We are exploring opportunities for
performances during the 2012 Olympic Games in the United Kingdom. 

Participating Schools:

Supported by

Reg. Charity No. 1107356

Aims of the Project:
Giving the opportunity for shared performance in a variety of exciting venues to new audiences. Developing International links between schools and musicians from a variety of cultural traditions and backgrounds in South Africa and the United Kingdom. Fostering links between the participating communities both locally and globally.
Promoting health and social issues amongst disadvantaged young people, through music participation and performance.
Promoting education through musical participation. Providing opportunities for leadership and enterprise development of staff and students, learning through the challenges presented by involvement in the project. Cultivating and expanding the musical skill-base of all the participants.
Promoting global citizenship through a celebration of cultural diversity. Encouraging International exchange, promoting the development of 'new communities' through musical participation.
Promoting the learning of young people and teachers through planning, working and travelling. Exploring and develop new musical repertoires, embracing both aural and written traditions in music.
Developing three International ensembles: a Jazz Orchestra, Steel Orchestra and the Panjazz Project, exploring areas of interest between these two genres. Providing a fresh global context for learning facilitated through the use of new technologies. Promoting new music fusion by accommodating diverse musical traditions from the participating cultures