South Africa music teachers help youth fight the lure of gangs

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A group of teachers in Cape Town is using music to offer young people an alternative to gang violence.

Gangs enlist boys from a young age who often have few options – but music is offering them a different path.

Various gangs compete for territory, often related to drugs.

The music programme not only hopes to prevent young children from joining them but also reduce tensions between rival groups.

Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller reports from Cape Town, South Africa.

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