Visit the Bridges Academy, our state-of-the-art campus in Langa already endorsed by the likes of Ed Sheeran or Skrillex, and learn more about our programs, our mission and the lives of our students. Apart from visiting the academy, you will be able to choose what activities you want to do to have a more authentic experience.
1. Walking tour through Langa
Walk with our guides through the community to understand more about township culture and the history of these communities.
2. DJ Course
In this DJ Crash Course you will learn the basics of DJing and Afro House, enough to be able to dj, record a mix and be the star of any party in the future.
You will be hosted at one of the best studios in Cape Town, the Pioneer Dj studio at the Bridges for Music Academy, a world-class space with the latest Dj equipment. You will also learn about local artists, the history of music and the hottest and latest tracks. By the time you leave, you will have a video-recorded mix ready to upload to your social media if you want to. We can guarantee you will leave knowing how to lead a crowd and be the ultimate music curator of any party.
3. Musical Heritage Tour
Langa is the first township community created in South Africa. Despite being a direct product of deeply discriminatory and racist colonial and apartheid practices it is a place where music, art and sport have always thrived. Some of the biggest names in South African music such as Brenda Fassie, Louis Tebogo Moholo, Victor Mhleli Ntoni, Madosini and Dizu Plaatijies calling Langa home and on this tour you will learn about the history of South Africa through its music moving from the apartheid period – where music played a crucial role in the anti-apartheid movement – to the contemporary period, with the rise of unique electronic music genres that are receiving international acclaim such as amapiano.
4. Indigenous Instruments Workshop
Learn about the indigenous instruments of South Africa in this experiential workshop which will involve not only seeing and hearing the instruments but also having the opportunity to learn more about the history and cultural significance. This workshop also includes an inspiring and energising drumming circle in which everyone contributes to the beat!
5. Sound Healing Journey
Learn about the role of music in traditional African medicine before experiencing for yourself the healing and rejuvenating power of music through an indigenous instruments sound bath.
Big groups and company experiences
Whether you are a big group or a company we can create a tailored made experience for you, from specific workshops on social entrepreneurship or Theory U to dinners or events. Just contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and we guarantee we will deliver a mind-blowing experience!
Volunteer at the Bridges Academy in Langa (South Africa)
Ever thought of travelling to South Africa to get involved in a worthy cause that can also inspire and transform your own life? What about if you can do it in a safe and inspiring environment in one of the oldest and most vibrant townships in South Africa?
If you are keen to join us in Cape Town at the Bridges Academy in Langa township, we offer volunteering positions that go from 1 month to 3 months. Our Langa campus is a state-of-the-art facility often visited by global music leaders such as Ed Sheeran, Bonobo or Skrillex and many other local industry figures. You will be part of the Bridges Academy team and get exposed to our program, the local culture and the incredible network of partners, mentors and ambassadors. Volunteering with us is a great way to get to know a non-profit from the inside and understand the challenges and problems whilst playing an active role in the impact it does. Unfortunately, we don’t have the capacity to provide many of these per year, since we want the experience to be really special for the volunteer and the organisation. At times we also offer volunteering positions at other organisations in the community.
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