Bringing Musical History to the People

By 30th January 2019 February 1st, 2019 News

While not many people may be aware of it, the Community Murals Project (CMP) has been colouring the walls of Durban, and the rest of the country, for going on three decades now. Their best know mural, the Bill of Rights, painted on the walls of the old Central Prison (now the location of the Nkosi Albert Luthuli Durban ICC), was completed in 1997, some 22 years ago. Happily the Community Murals Project is still on the go, thanks in part, to funds bequeathed to the CMP Trust by the late Terry-Anne Stevenson.

Similo Gobingca
Similo Gobingca

The CMP team is currently busy with a moveable mural consisting of a number of panels that will be exhibited across the country, with plans to open the exhibition at the Phansi Museum in Glenwood. The subject of the mural is the history of music in KwaZulu-Natal, and Durban specifically.

The project is being headed up by Thobeka Dhlomo, who is working with Similo Gobingca to compile research for the mural. Should you have any information, photographs or artefacts that you would like to contribute to the project then please make contact with Thobeka via email: thobekadhlomo@gmail.com

Images courtesy of asai.co.za and Phansi Museum’s Facebook page

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