H O P E F U L Official Spoken Word Video
Produced by #Strawacademy
Written, Voiced and Directed by Mac Alunge
The song #KIFAYA was written and the music video produced during a #defyhatenow peacebuilding workshop in 2018. The workshop was initiated by Platform Africa and Talent211 entertainment in collaboration with #defyhatenow to magnify the voices of the South Sudanese musicians as peace builders in the diaspora, calling for an end to the conflicts in South Sudan. It passes a message that aims to strengthen and embrace unity in diversity. Just as conflicts are created by a critical mass of angry, frustrated, vengeful people so can peace be created by a critical mass of people focused on peaceful thoughts through art and especially music, as it is a universal language.
During the peacejam 2018 by #defyhatenow on the international day of peace – September 21st, the song was performed at a concert in the Rhino Camp Settlement, Uganda.
Credits to; Samse Sam, Lyrics Talent 211, Jaiksana Platform Africa Freeboy, Duku Mulolo, Jackia, Honey Franko,Macville,Nicky Jay, Filter Bob, Ronny Riddimz, Pasha Amaro, Deyo Da General, Mary Duku, T-Bang for all their contributions towards this peace building song.
South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation is feared to be at the brink of a possible genocide due to the alarming ethnic conflicts in the country. The UNSC calls for a swift action to stop this process from developing and to avoid the 1994 kind of genocide in Rwanda. The #DefyHateNow #PeaceVillage initiative called to focus the factors responsible for intensifying the current situation in South Sudan and organized series of trainings with refugees in RhinoCamp.
The #PeaceVillage is a media education and hate speech mitigation program aimed at transforming all war mongering mediums to peace building and to give people the necessary knowledge to speak up, educate others and to learn the ethics they should employ in conveying sensitive information.
A song and video called #PEACE4ALL was produced for a broader outreach.
Credits to: Jaiksanan Soro, Freeboy, Ronny Riddimz and Pasha Amaro for all their contributions towards this peace building song.