Posted: 18 May 11
Posted by: JMI
Tags: Fair Play
, Hip hop
, Young Audiences
More than 100 young bands from 30 countries submitted anti-corruption music videos to the 2011 Fair Play Anti-Corruption Youth Voices
From Colombia, Uganda, Vanuatu and Bulgaria
, the 4 winning bands came together 27-29 April 2011
in Nairobi, Kenya
to participate in the Voices Against Corruption forum
organized by the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network
in partnership with the World Bank Institute
and the JMI Foundation
, and to perform live at the Sarakasi Dome!
While in Nairobi, the Fair Play artists worked together in the studio to write and record 3 new collaborative tracks
calling for global unity in the fight against corruption: http://soundcloud.com/anticorruptionmusic/sets/fair-play-artists-against Featured Artists: Young Life (Vanuatu)
is an urban reggae band from the shantytowns of Port Vila. Young Life is a youth band which aims to send the message to the young people of Vanuatu of goodwill and peace, and to encourage the future leaders of Melanesia to be strong and true to the wishes of the people. De Bruces A Mí (Colombia)
is an independent reggae band founded in 1999 and based in Medellín. They have released 3 albums - a self titled debut album (2003), 'Real' (2006) and 'El Poder de tu Alma' (2008) and performed on Colombia's main stages. Kafulu Xenson (Uganda)
is a rapper, poet, graffiti artist and cultural activist with a five-piece band. He has been involved in the Ugandan hip-hop community since 2003, and is a co-founder of the Uganda hip-hop foundation, which empowers youth through hip-hop music and culture.
Teddy and Tenny (Bulgaria) a Bulgarian/Nigerian duo that have earned an international reputation as semi-finalists of the 2009 Bulgarian Eurovision contest, finalists of the EU 'Music Against Poverty' competition and for their video 'Corruption' which ranked in the Top 20 on MTV Africa in August 2010.
Please support Fair Play's global anti-corruption campaign by sharing these tracks!
For more info:
Fair Play Anti-Corruption Youth Voices is a global competition for music videos by young artists/bands (18-35) on the theme of anti-corruption, brought to you by the Global Anti-Corruption Youth Network, the JMI Foundation, and the World Bank Institute.