By its design, the A Capella Music Festival serves two purposes. The one is to provide supporters of A Capella and Gospel music a platform to enjoy the music of their choice in a very friendly atmosphere.
It is not very often that Namibia hosts shows of the A Capella kind. We hope that the lineup of artists on the day will give Namibian music lovers a musical treat of a lifetime.
The second and most important purpose of this A Capella Music Festival is of course to support the Buy-a-Brick Initiative by raising funds to address the housing needs of our low-income communities living in informal settlements.
We know by now that there are more than half a million of our people live in shacks or other informal structures and are thus in need of proper housing. We also know that Government alone cannot address the housing needs and that is where we as citizens must play a complementary role to government.
This A Capella Music Festival and other initiatives around Buy-a-Brick, afford us as Namibians a chance to address one of the biggest social challenges in the country.
All the funds generated through the ticket sales for the A Capella Music Festival will be distributed to the Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia who are directly responsible for assisting communities in building houses they can call home.
We thank all the corporates and individuals who have already made their contributions towards the Buy-a-Brick initiative. Rest assured that you are supporting one of the worthiest causes in our country.
This one-of-a-kind music festival will take place on 31 August at Vegkop Arena (Windhoek High School sports field), starting at 17h00.
Tickets are on sale via webtickets (www.webtickets.com.na) and go for N$150 (General), N$ 350 (Golden Circle) and N$ 750 (VIP).