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African drumming and restoring dignity

African drumming and restoring dignity

We had occasion to donate some clothing and other items we no longer needed during a clear-out at home last week. We took the items to U-Turn, a charity shop on Long Street, Cape Town.

Whilst we were there, we found out some more about U-turn: it's an NGO working with restoring dignity and hope to homeless people in Cape Town but in a most creative way.

For example, you can join them on an experience they are currently advertising on Air BnB called Beat of the Street. It's a drumming circle for the homeless that happens on a regular basis at U-turn's service centre which you can be a part of.

You'll be co-hosted by U-turn staff and experienced drummers. You'll learn how U-turn uses hand-drumming as a therapeutic tool, while explaining how drumming helps build toward U-turn's pathway out of homelessness.

Price start at R650 per person for the experience and obviously all funds go towards supporting U-turn's work.

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