David Molapo
David Molapo

UTSA hosts free concert by South African quintet

(Feb. 7, 2005)--The UTSA Department of Music hosts a free concert by the I Can Quintet at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 8 in the Arts Building Recital Hall on the UTSA 1604 Campus. The event is open to the public.

The a capella vocal group from Soweto, South Africa, organized in 1991 by motivational speaker David Molapo, spreads a message of hope through gospel music. The men of the quintet are part of the I Can Foundation, a nongovernmental organization dedicated to promoting democracy, social justice and community development.

The group has toured southern Africa and performed for world leaders and the public at events in observance of Youth Day, World AIDS Day, Women's Day and World Health Day.

A motivational speaker and management consultant from South Africa, Molapo bases his work on the philosophy, "We are no longer prisoners of our past, but we are pioneers of our future." He was a political prisoner at age 13 and later wrote a variety of books, including "Selected Evaluation Instrument Adopted for Higher Education Administration," "The 10 Exciting Keys to Success," "Keeping Hope Alive," "Growing Up Spiritually" and "If You Are Not Growing, You Are Dying."

Molapo has earned numerous awards including Young Achiever of the Year-South Africa and four Outstanding South Africans commendations.

For more information, call (210) 458-5685.

--Tim Brownlee

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