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Showcasing & Celebrating Local Talents in Heritage Month! Audition for Tygerberg’s Talent 2017

Finishing touches in place for this year’s fifth annual ‘Tygerberg’s Talent 2017’ with three auditions in September and the finals in October. As part of the Tygerberg Heritage Festival, the talent show is a unique platform to showcase the talents and skills of diverse people working, studying and living in Tygerberg and surrounding areas. The first audition will take place on Saturday 2 September from 10am to 2pm at the Middestad Mall, Bellville, Cape town.

All talents are encouraged to take part from dancing, singing, comedy, poem recital, acrobatics, acting, martial arts or playing an instrument. Contestants can enter solo or as part of a group by completing an entry form beforehand or on the day of audition (terms and condition will apply). The competition is free to enter.

The second audition is scheduled for Saturday 16 September from 10am to 2pm at Parow Centre, Parow, Cape town. The finals will be held on Saturday 14 October from 1pm to 5pm at Parow High School, Voortrekker Road, Cape town. The finals, is usually part of the Festival day celebrations with live entertainment, fashion show, cultural workshops, African food on sale and much more. Tickets for the finals cost R5 per person. Last year, the celebrity judge at the finals was Zolani Mahola, Lead Singer of Freshly Ground.

A third audition was introduced a few years back, specifically targeting learners from 4 diverse High Schools in the Tygerberg area. This year’s learners audition will be taking place on Friday 29 September from 9am to 11am at Parow High School.

Cash prizes will be awarded for the winner (R3,000), runner up (R2,000) and second runner up (R1.000). While the fourth to twelfth places will receive goodie bags.

Last year, the auditions at both Parow Centre and Middestad Mall had 76 contestants (including those in groups) and attracted over 4,000 audience (mostly on the move).

“Even though we were not the first at the Tygerberg’s Talent 2016 Finals, the exposure and opportunity we have received since the competition has been phenomenon! We have received mentoring support, help with developing ourselves, unbelievable opportunities to perform to diverse audiences, standing ovations at most of our invited performances and much more. We have strong hope for the future and excited about where our opera singing will take. We wish all the contestants this year all the very best” said Piano Forte (Sibuyiselo & Luyolo), 1st at Middestad Mall Audition & 2nd runner up at Finals last year.

Kemi Adebayo, Executive Director for Tygerberg Heritage Festival said: “Each year, the ‘bar’ is raised with the calibre of raw and fresh talent we get at Tygerberg’s Talent. This event is one of the ‘best kept secret’ of Tygerberg! We hope more businesses and organisations will continue to support such a dynamic initiative as part of their corporate social responsibility. The positive impact being made is rewarding”.

Tygerberg Heritage Festival is an innovative partnership project organised by Bold Moves Africa and MES with Festival Partners Voortrekker Road Corridor Improvement District (VRCID), and support from the Greater Tygerberg Partnership, Parow Centre, Middestad Mall and other local businesses and community organisations.

The Festival’s purpose is to recognise and celebrate Tygerberg’s vibrant cultural diversity, promote racial reconciliation and social cohesion. The Festival helps ‘build bridges’ between local people, businesses and organisations irrespective of race, sex, age, faith, sexual orientation, and social / educational / economic & cultural background.

Tygerberg’s Talent 2017 Audition 2: Saturday 16 September 2017, 10am-2pm, Parow Centre, Parow
Tygerberg’s Talent 2017 Finals: Saturday 14 October 2014, 1pm-5pm, Parow High School, Voortrekker Road, Parow R5 Entry. Refreshments will be on sale.

For further information please contact Kemi Adebayo, Executive Director Cell / Whatsapp 079 0842987 or e-mail: Facebook Page: Tygerberg Heritage Festival

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