South Africa: Siyaya

3_siyaya_3 In an explosion of sound, color and movement, Siyaya ("We Are Moving") proclaims a message intended to "capture hearts, broaden minds, build bridges, and inspire hope and vision." Siyaya is an HIV/AIDS educational ministry affiliated with JL Zwane Presbyterian Church and Centre. Each of its members have been affected by HIV/AIDS.

Through song, dance, and skits, they provide information about HIV/AIDS and its transmission, challenge stigma, and address behavior. The group performs at schools and community functions. The songs they use are composed or rearranged by Bongani Magatyana.

Siyaya will begin a tour of the United States in June. The Presbyterian Peacemaking Program will help publicize tour dates and locations as they become available.

Photo by Kyle Kittrell


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