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The Western Cape Musicians Association Launches it’s Benevolent Fund


19 January 2008 No Comment

During 2005 the Cape Town cultural sector, in particular the jazz community was taken aback when legendary jazzman and saxophonist Robbie Jansen became seriously ill. Family, friends, fans, promoters, deejays, radio personalities, night club owners and live music venues united to contribute to Mr. Jansen’s hospital and medical bills.

It was then that our partners in Government realized that our musicians and artists have no medical aid, insurance or life policies. Thanks to officials such as Dr Jean Benjamin and Mr. Rod Solomons (ex-Head of Department: Cultural Affairs & Sport) who motivated that Provincial government do something about the situation, it was decided that an association be established to protect the rights of musicians as well as educate our musicians and artists. In 2006 at the first Provincial Musicians Conference, hosted by the Department Cultural Affairs & Sport, an Interim Western Cape Musicians Association (WCMA) was born.

Through extensive consultation with role-players from the music industry, a mandate was formulated inclusive of: 1) Establish a Benevolent Fund, 2) Setting up offices in the 5 rural regions3) Create training programs and 4) Market the Western Cape Province’s rich culture and talent. Two years later, with the injection of Seed Funding from the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, the WCMA is operational – registered as a Section 21 company, bank account, offices with infrastructure and with a young team of energetic individuals passionate about raising the standard and awareness of musicians across the Western Cape.  



The G-SpotAddress:         

Shop 8/9, Viking Business Park, Showgrounds Avenue, Epping Industria.


28th January 2008


9pm till late


R20,00 or more 

Artists Live on Stage:

Virtual Jazz Reality                                        

Tucan Tucan

Carla Diamond                                               

Carmen Exclusive

Take Note                                                       

Janine Anthony

Heinrich Frans                                                

Jy7even & Brandon Florus

Elise Fernandez                                             

Q-Rock & Spike

Emile YX?                                                      

Drie Manskap



Please Note: These musicians are performing for FREE/MAHALA!!!

For more info, please contact Kirsten Francis or Brad Van Sitters at 021- 421-7643 / 021-425 7680 or website: www.wcma.co.za or email: info@wcma.co.za 

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