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EU Children of Peace in South Kivu, DRC

South Kivu, DRC – A music video featuring world music personalities has been launched as part of the EU Children for Peace initiative, which funds humanitarian projects for children growing up in conflict regions. Over one billion children live in countries affected by conflict. They are especially vulnerable to the fallout of war. The release of the video aims to make the world aware of these children’s plight, particularly their lack of access to education.

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When two tragic stories find a happy ending

Sep14

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8cqdNomcFA[/youtube]

Cape Town – A family’s adoption story is made into a music video campaign to help children.

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The Very Best’s “Kondaine” and Village Beat’s advocacy

Jun21

The musical group, The Very Best is a tandem between Malawian singer Esau Mwamwaya and London based producer Johan Hugo. Both met and live in London. AIAC has dedicated several posts to their music.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDvwzgML6ZQ[/youtube]

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2011′s Music Video Picks

Dec28

Inexplicably absent in this year’s fashionable blogs’ and magazines’ year-end lists are videos by African artists, or those videos recorded somewhere in Africa. I’ve picked ten which I think stood out. South Africans Pieter Hugo and Michael Cleary directed and shot the video for Spoek Mathambo’s ‘Control’ in Langa, Cape Town. We took issue with aspects of it when it came out in February, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t striking:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKfwSFI8LhQ[/youtube]

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Zimbabwe: Freshlyground Visit Blocked Over Mugabe Video

Sep14

The popular South African music group Freshlyground has been denied permission to perform in Zimbabwe next month, after they released a music video titled ‘Chicken to Change‘, which features a Mugabe look-a-like puppet and lyrics suggesting that it is time for him to go. A Video by ZA NEWS

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdf2lBIe4Ac[/youtube]

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