In 2007 Kronendal Music Academy was formed to address the ongoing lack of cultural stimulation which faces the youth and the community as a whole in Hout Bay. KMA's main focus has always been to provide music education in as many forms and styles as possible to Hout Bay's under-privileged and economically challenged communities, while fostering a platform from which to initiate racial and social interaction and integration amongst the three very distinct communities in the area:
Imizamu Yethu informal settlement
The Hangberg fishing village
The affluent 'valley' residents
While there are many professionals from various walks of life involved in the administration, funding and development of the Academy, the nature of our specific organisation is that it requires a creative and innovative approach in order to secure a viable future which helps to realise the vision of the KMA family.
“Long before ‘social cohesion’ became the watchword, KMA has been striving for this goal."
Denis Goldberg (Patron) is a South African social campaigner, who was active in the struggle against apartheid and was imprisoned for 22 years along with the 7 other “Rivonia Trialists”, including Nelson Mandela.
High Jinks at KMA
Find out more about the bands, groups, choirs and tuition at the Kronendal Music Academy.