Bridges for Music has been empowering young talent from under-served communities in South Africa since 2013. 

Bridges for Music is a non profit organisation focused on empowering young talent from under-served communities to become creative change-makers, providing 21st century- tools and equipping them with the psychosocial and entrepreneurial skills to thrive in the creative industries.

Through our schools, like the Bridges Academy in Langa, we provide safe spaces and holistic learning programs to enhance the creative potential of young people at-risk and facilitating their access to income generating opportunities. Employing a methodology rooted in “Self Determination Theory”, we develop resilient, self-aware, and self-efficacious agents of change who are able to transcend the cycles of poverty and trauma that circumscribe them and their communities.

SOUTH AFRICAN TEAM

Operations Manager / Founding Member

Thulani Headman

Academic Manager

Rosemary Blake

Fundraising Manager

Jackie Kwenda

CEO / Founder

Valentino Barrioseta

Sound and Music Manager

Kevin Ribbans

A&R / Content

Athie Mbilini

Financial Manager

Bianca Kaiser

Operations & Rec Assistant

Lihle Lekker

Housekeeping

Bongi Beje

Caretaker

Leon Japther

Video & Content Creator

Olwethu Singama

Marketing & Strategies

Dean Slotar

Housekeeping

Phumeza Madondile

Entrepreneurship Instructor

Mandisa Mbaligontsi

HR Consultant

Sheron Matebane

Campus Coordinator

Tabita Feleza

SOUTH AFRICAN BOARD

SA Board Member

Msaki

SA Board Member

Themba

SA Board Member

Shaun Duvet

SA Board Member

Trenton Birch

UK BOARD

UK Board Member (Chairman)

Eric Grotefeld

UK Board Member

Jonathan Hulbert

UK Board Member

Keri Perkins

UK Board Member

Ralf Kolmann

UK Board Member

Wez Saunders

UK Board Member

Dope St. Jude

US BOARD

US Board Member (Treasurer)

Liz Miller

US Board Member

Robert H Dyar

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