22 August 2003South African Music Week returns this year with a focus on education and live music. From 23-30 August, learners around the country will be exposed to a video on careers in the music industry, while all nine provinces explode with emerging artist concerts under the Music In Public Places banner.In a bid to promote greater understanding of careers in the music industry, the Music Industry Development Initiative (MIDI Trust) has produced a 30-minute video which will be distributed free to 1 200 schools nationally during South African Music Week.Featuring Zola, Hugh Masekela and other renowned South African musicians and practitioners, the video highlights some of the careers in the music industry – from lighting engineer to artist management – and informs learners of the specific requirements needed to embark on each career.Supporting the video is a 16-page brochure elaborating and expanding on the material highlighted in the video.Music in Public Places, now in its second year, will roll out nationally, taking music to audiences across the country for a week of free concerts in public places and spaces. Several other live events are also scheduled to take place under the Music Week umbrella.Incorporating many genres of South African music, Music in Public Places creates a platform for undiscovered and emerging talent. This year it is also giving emerging promoters and technicians the opportunity to gain practical experience in running live events.The full programme of events will soon be available on the SA Music Week website. Also check out these (and other) resources on the site: What’s so special about SA music?Recent export success storiesClassical music in SANurturing South African talentSA music links At the end of South African Music Week it is anticipated that more than one million learners will have seen the informational video, and that more than 120 new performances will have taken place nationally, with close to 1 000 new artists being exposed to 75 000 people.According to MIDI Trust general manager Rosie Katz, research has shown that learners are interested in the music industry, “but do not know the breadth of potential careers nor how to go about entering the industry. We hope that this video and brochure will enlighten and encourage learners to enter this exciting yet demanding world.”South African Music Week retains its primary partnership with the department of arts and culture, while forging a new partnership with the department of education. New relationships have also been formed with the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund and MTN Free 2 Speak. The South African Music Rights Organisation also continues to support the project.SouthAfrica.info reporter
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Brazil took time to break down an ultra-defensive North Korea but eventually ran away 2-0 victors to qualify for the knock-out round of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Kochi on Tuesday.North Korea, who lost their opening match to Niger 0-1, played majority part of the Group D match in their own half often placing all the 10 outfield players behind the ball as their opponents were the overwhelming favourites to win the game.The relentless attack from the tournament favourites, however, proved too much for the Asian side as their defence wilted under pressure after the hour mark.Brazil, who had defeated Spain 1-0 in their opening marquee match, scored through Lincoln (56th) and Paulinho (61st) to take full three points and qualify for the round of 16 with one match to spare.Photo Credit: FIFA On the other hand, North Korea have a tall task of beating another tournament favourites Spain in their final group match to have any chance of progressing to the knock-out stage.As expected, Brazil kept on attacking from the word go but the North Koreans found a way out to thwart the attempts of the Brazil offensive trio of Lincoln, Paulinho and Brenner.After conceding the first goal, North Korea opened up their game and they had a couple of chances towards the end but could not convert them.The first half was completely dominated by Brazil who had 73 per cent possession and 14 shots. But the Brazillian forwards were a bit erratic as only three shots were on target.advertisementBrazil overall had 70 per cent possession in the match with 27 shots out of which eight were on target.Brazil had a chance to surge ahead as early as the second minute but Lincoln’s right footed shot from the centre of the box off a Brenner assist was saved by goalkeeper S Tae Song who was a busy man throughout the match.In the 18th minute, Paulinho had an attempt from a difficult angle but again the goalkeeper was upto the task.Brazil kept on attacking but either their shots could not either clear the crowded legs of the Koreans or they missed the target.The goal finally came in the 56th minute with Lincoln heading in from the right side of the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the net following a set piece situation.Five minutes later, Brazil made it 2-0 after a nice build-up weaving through the North Korean defence. Brenner sent a perfect through ball for Paulinho to send a beautiful left-footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner of the net.North Korea, who were forced to open up in the later part of the match, made one late attempt at the Brazil goal without any success.In the 83rd minute, Kim Pom Hyoks right-footed shot was saved by keeper G Brazao.