MOD Centre Performers Leave a Mark at Cultural Affairs Awards
Learners from Cedar High School Mass participation; Opportunity and access; Development and growth (MOD) Centre were part of a host of performers that entertained guests at the annual Western Cape Cultural Affairs Awards at Artscape on Monday, 10 February 2014. There was something for everyone as performers welcomed the guests with music, drama and arts in a variety of genres.
The Masidlale String Ensemble of the CPYO and Cape Town Opera opened the ceremony with the National Anthem. The Brass Ensemble of the Cape Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Dance For All, ZipZap Circus, Cape Town City Ballet and Jazzart performed on the night.
It was a great opportunity for the MOD Centre learners to gain some exposure. “There is so much talent at the school but they rarely get a chance to show it,” said Ms Moira Kivedo, Head of music at Cedar High. Aspiring singer Aqeela Solomons (17) said that the performance was both exciting and overwhelming. “I was relieved and happy when I got through it because it was my first performance at Artscape.”
Learners across the Western Cape are developing a range of skills after school at MOD Centres. The Cedar High MOD Centre participants will perform again at the capping of the Western Province women’s softball team at Newlands Cricket Ground on 28 February 2014.