1998 Photo Contest, Arts and Entertainment, 2nd prize

Jodi Bieber

01 January, 1997

Johnny Mekoa rehearses with his orchestra for a concert later in the week. In a township east of Johannesburg, Mekoa has established the Music Academy of Gauteng, where he teaches jazz music - along with dedication and discipline - to underprivileged black youth. The Music Academy of Gauteng is funded by donations. Gifts are also paying for the instruments, which are on loan to the students.

About the photographer

Jodi Bieber

After completing three short courses at the Market Photography Workshop in Johannesburg, Jodi Bieber participated in a photographic training programme at the Star newspaper, unde...

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