Unterafferbach – Mac McKenzie is back!

Today, at 7 o´clock in the evening, the Cape Town Jazz musician Mac McKenzie is playing live at the restaurant “Gasthaus Post” in Unterafferbach, Germany. Besides a solo performance, Mac will also play with local musicians. Several Workshops have taken place throughout Macs stay in Unterafferbach this week.

After Macs visit last year, this is his 2nd visit to Johannes’ hometown. Please have a look at our  link  Mac McKenzie in Johannes´hometown . We wish you a great South African evening. Enjoy the live music and the delicious South African dishes, like Ostrich and Kingklip, on Werner’s special menu.


Kurus English’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Here you can download our article about our Corporate Social Responsibility Activities, which is published in a  publication on “Corporate Social Responsibility in South Africa” by the Southern African – German Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the German Technical Cooperationon.

Enjoy reading!

Kurus English’s Corporate Social Responsibility

Jazz Potjie Projects

Jazz Potjie Projects

Cape-Jazz recorded live: a hot mix of Afro, Ethnic, Gospel, Soul-, Jazz- and Pop-Standards. In addition, you are supporting a music-project for children in formerly disatvantaged areas in Cape Town.

Please click HERE for the link to the German website!

Mac McKenzie in Johannes’ hometown

Mac visited Johannes’ hometown Aschaffenburg and Unterafferbach, hosted by Johannes’ parents Margarete and Rudi (THANKS!). Mac met up with the a music group in Niedernberg (Thanks to Johannes’ brother Matthias and his girlfriend Sandra!) and the Unterafferbacher guitar group (Thanks Eisi!) for a Cape Town Jazz music workshop. Furthermore, Mac met the composer Marcus Rüdel at the music school Aschaffenburg as well as Burkard Fleckenstein from the cultural council of the city Aschaffenburg. Last but not least, Mac played live at the South African Evening held by the restaurant “Post” in Unterafferbach. Mac played with the guitar group as well as Sandran and Matthias in front of 125 people! Many thanks to Werner and Erika, chef and owners of the restaurant and Rudi and Margarete for organising this great evening. And finally many thanks to all “Afferbischer” for coming to this unique event and supporting Mac!

Please watch the videos below.

Mac McKenzie for 3 months in Europe

Mac is preparing for his 3 month fundraising tour in Europe! We are helping him to organise a trip to Johannes’ hometown Aschaffenburg and Unterafferbach in Germany. We hope that we can arrange valuable networking opportunities and at least one fundraising concert!

The Cape Town Composers’ Workshop

Mac McKenzie

Mac McKenzie

Kurus English supports The Cape Town Composers’ Workshop; founded by well known Cape Town Jazz icon Mac McKenzie. The aims of the Not for Profit Organisation are, firstly, to promote and enhance the creation of musical works by Jazz composers from Cape Town, especially Athlone. Secondly, to further the performance of jazz in the disadvantaged communities. Thirdly, to train young talents both as composers and musicians by the masters, providing them with a space in which to bring their skills tu fruition. Finally, to uplift and empower the youth of disadvantaged communities.
For further information please visit The Cape Town Composers’ Workshop website here!

Social Projects

Kurus English claims in its concept description “…to embrace a socio-economic business model”. Besides living an ethical business approach and our Language Excursions which provide business opportunities for various people Kurus English, in addition, wants to support social projects in Cape Town and South Africa. Being a fresh and young English language school, we need to build up our support step by step. In this category you can find more information about the social projects we support. Your comments are always welcome and much appreciated! :-)

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