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‘Shades of Yale’ a cappella group to perform in Stellenbosch
Author: Corporate Communications Division
Published: 12/03/2019

Shades of Yale, an ensemble that specialises in “music of the African diaspora & African-American tradition", will be performing alongside the Stellenbosch University Vocal Ensemble (formerly KuKopella) at 19:30 at Kruiskerk on Friday, 15 March 2019.

The concert forms part of Shades of Yale's Spring Tour in South Africa, with songs from artists such as Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and Ben E. King. Says the group: “It is our objective to offer a unique, musically excellent, and spiritually enriching performance experience at Yale University and beyond."

​The concert is part of a new community outreach programme by KuKo, emphasising it's aim to promote arts that are “locally relevant whilst being internationally excellent", according to the chairperson, Blaine Josephs. Josephs is also working in conjunction with UNASA (United Nations Association of South Africa – Stellenbosch Chapter), to improve the footprint of culture in the local community, by doing social impact work through cultural projects. Transport and tickets for the event will be provided to disadvantaged children from the Legacy Development Centre in Kayamandi, a suburb of Stellenbosch.

  • Tickets for the event are R80 if bought before the time and will be sold in the Neelsie Student Centre or alternatively tickets can be booked by contacting, or R100 at the door.