In September of 2011, Spirit of America travels to South Africa! SOA will travel to Durban, where the band will give workshops, and help launch a field band program for the South African young people. In Johannesburg, SOA will give performances of Instrumental Theater: in motion in theaters, and will lead workshops as part of the “Joburg Arts Alive International Festival.” In 2011, “Arts Alive” celebrates arts from other nations — a perfect opportunity for SOA. In between, SOA plans to help build a Community Center, which will be used not only for music, but for health clinics, and other community gatherings. More details to follow.