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RX Radio Youth Music Festival

Last Saturday the 28th of September 2019, RX Radio hosted its first-ever Youth Music Festival that took place on the field next to Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. The festival, which was an idea sparked by the Child and Young Reporters of RX Radio, was a day of music, dancing, food, games, and laughter.

Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato opened the festival on the warm September Saturday and welcomed the crowd to enjoy all the musical acts that took place on the day. These acts included the likes of Majozi, Yanga Sobetwa, Acoustic Element, Anecnote, Jarred Ricketts, 14-year old singer Talitha, pianist Qden, Tankiso and Gqom group Havoc Fam. There were also local and up-and-coming artists and dancers such as Langer en Kleintjie, GENIE D, Nich Job, Lord Richie, Tercia, DJ Jakes, Gasko, Blasé Squad, and Tatum Tae Legolie. After every performance, RX Radio Child and Young Reporters were there to interview the artists about themselves and the festival.

But the entertainment didn’t stop there! There were also numerous dancing competitions where both children and parents showed off their dancing skills and the winners walked away with RX Radio Youth Music Festival t-shirts. Jarred Ricketts, who is also one of the finalists in the SABC 3 Presenter Search 2019, also gave away some of his CD’s to four lucky winners.

The vibrant atmosphere of the festival was made complete with delicious food and jumping castles. A Jabulani from The Reach for a Dream Foundation entertained all the attendees with his tricks and balloon animal skills. Western Cape On Wellness (WoW) was also there to turn part of the field into a playground when they brought along scoring-nets, soccer balls and skipping ropes for the kids.

RX Radio would like to thank all of those involved in making this day a success – including the artists, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Ultra Events, Event Solutions, City of Cape Town, Dimension Tents, Nando’s Waterfront and Athlone, Quicket, Rand Air, My School, Paul Bothner Music, Western Cape on Wellness, SASP and Caltex.

Picture Credits: RX Radio and Shirley Emms Photography

Certificate Ceremony August 2019

On Saturday 17 August 2019, RX Radio Team hosted a certificate ceremony for the new Child and Young Reporters who completed their basic training in June and produced a radio diary.

The Certificate Ceremony was all about showing the children their completed radio diaries and giving them their certificates. Twelve out of fourteen reporters were handed their certificates after watching their diaries and they were formally asked if they wanted to officially become an RX Radio Reporter.

The ceremony was supported by all the parents of the kids who were trained and some of them brought their siblings to support them. The ceremony went well as all the kids were happy and the parents were so excited seeing their children speaking boldly about their conditions or illness. After the ceremony, the children celebrated their achievement with cake and juice.