MOD Assists Earth Moves Winner to Record Demo Album
Michaela Adonis, a 17-year old from Mitchell’s Plain, has just recorded her first demonstration album at the Red Bull Studios in Bree Street, Cape Town. She won the chance to record by ending in first place in the “Earth Moves” talent competition sponsored by Red Bull in June 2015
Earth Moves is a professional music, arts and drama production starring learners from the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport’s (DCAS) Mass Participation; Opportunity and Access; Development and Growth Programme (MOD). The cast members are hand-picked from MOD after-school centres across the province. The production was presented at the Artscape Theatre in June, and it doubled up as a talent competition.
Michaela, currently a learner at Cedar High School, initially participated in gymnastics at the school’s MOD Centre. Her coach encouraged her to attend auditions for Earth Moves. She impressed the judges with her performance, proceeded to sing in the semi-final and then went on to win the final. “I experienced an overwhelming feeling of joy to be a part of this,” she said, “especially knowing that our very own Premier Ms Helen Zille came out to show support to our youth.”
Michaela loves the feeling of being on stage and performing in front of a large audience. “I gained confidence in my vocal ability and was able to showcase my talent.” She is grateful to be able to use her gift to inspire others to follow their dreams too.