•We have gathered a talented group of young people mainly from the Free State to pay tribute to Oliver Tambo through a musical production called Dear Oliver Tambo.•The ‘Dear Oliver’ project is a blend of music, dance, drama and poetry to tell a story of a young girl obsessed about knowing about Oliver Tambo and using Tambo’s charisma to effect a change in the community.
•Through a cast of actors, musicians, dancers and a band the story centers on this girl who is curious about the great Oliver Tambo. The story pays tribute to many known and unsung heroes of the South African struggle for liberation. This tribute is paid through Oliver Tambo.
We intend to do 5 shows around the Free State and other parts of teh country to celebrate this hero and give platform to these young people passionate about youth development and the arts. We plan to visit the following towns: Bloemfontein, Welkom, Qwaqwa, Pretoria and are scheduled to perform at the grahamstown National Arts Festival.
We are unfunded in this endeavour, thus our approach to crowd funding initiatives. We will be trying again to contact various government and private entities for any support. We trust that we will have good Samaritans wiling to partner with us in this initiative.