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Acclaimed local music group gives back.

The renowned a capella group, Vocal Motion Six (VM6), will host a show in cerebration of its music career spanning over a decade. The 12th "birthday bash", is scheduled to take place on Saturday, 12 February at the Playhouse Theatre in Windhoek.

The show will not only celebrate the group's achievements, but will also feature several activities designed to raise funds for its international vocal projects in Atlanta, USA and for other projects in Namibia.

The two-hour show will feature national recording artist, Johne Titus, in collaboration with VM6.

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In addition, the event will also benefit "One Love Trust," the charitable arm of the Spoken Word which aims to provide support to children of school going age who do not have means to pay for their school fees. Currently, the project assists about 17 children.

This year, the group and the rust partners intend to double the number of children. VM6 and One Love Trust have partnered up for a long term vision. A portion of funds raised from the show will go towards the trust for the purpose of covering educational fees.

The internationally acclaimed group uses art as a means to raise awareness. One way in which the group has attempted to give back to the community is by creating a platform, "Living Positive" which involves using music with a message to inspire the youth to make good choices as far as HIV/AIDS prevention is concerned.

The doors will open at 20:00 and the show will start at 21:00. Tickets cost N$120 per person and the price includes a copy of the latest VM6 CD, which was launched last year.

In addition, there will be a buffet dinner opportunity at the cost of N$7000 for a table of ten. Interested people can also do bookings for "Valentines Weekend" dinner that will start at 19:00, which will then be followed by the show at 21:00.

As part of the group's community development initiatives and awareness programmes, in 2007, the group joined forces with Herlyn Uiras, a young woman living positively. Uiras, in the company of VM6 toured 11 of the 13 regions in Namibia. As she told her story, VM6 sang and spoke to over 86.000 youngsters in schools, prisons and mines. The tour was sponsored by the US President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR) in partnership with the American Cultural Centre in Namibia. For tickets, bookings and more information about the dinner and show, the public can contact Events Unlimited on 0811294959. Or send an email at events@mweb.com.na
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Title Annotation:Community & Culture
Publication:Namibia Economist (Windhoek, Namibia)
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Date:Feb 11, 2011
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