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Music with a message

What's in a catchy tune? Historically, everything from brand loyalty to revolution. Music is a central part of popular culture; it is entertaining and provides a socially accepted medium for the repetition of messages (popular songs are played over and over again). Music offers a powerful, yet... Read More...
IMAGE Sigauque Project

With musical influences spanning across the continent - from a new take on marrabenta to Senegalese mbalakh and Nigerian afro-beat, and even samba, with some smooth sounding jazz thrown in the mix, Sigauque Project is a pan-African musical journey on the Mozambique stage. With two singers and a... Read More...
IMAGE Music/ Comics for HIV/AIDS...

Supported by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in Mozambique, CMFD worked with the residents of Chamanculo, a peri-urban community of Maputo, to create music and illustrated comic stories to promote HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, and inspire youth to know their... Read More...
IMAGE Many Faces, One Africa

The community of Yeoville is home to a diverse and large migrant community, coming from every corner of the world. On 21 May, kicking off Africa Week, CMFD and the Africa Diaspora Forum, with support from the Foundation for Human Rights, hosted a pan-African celebration that included a music... Read More...
IMAGE Musicians Against Xenophobia

Musicians from Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe put xenophobia on the cultural agenda in a musical initiative to get people talking about discrimination. South Africa, especially Johannesburg, is home to thousands of foreign Africans. Some are refugees, fleeing persecution and seeking asylum;... Read More...
IMAGE Humbanane

As part of efforts to combat violence against women and promote human rights, Community Media for Development/CMFD Productions and the Johannesburg-based Mozambican youth group Alertos da Vida - with funding from the Global Fund for Women - released an Afro-Jazz compilation, Humbanane. Produced by... Read More...
IMAGE Safe Journey Campaign

Undertaken while CMFD Director Daniel Walter was working with IRIN Radio the “Safe Journey Campaign, ” and produced in CMFD Studios, the project used music and radio documentary production to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS, targeting Sesotho-speaking audiences of Lesotho and South... Read More...

 

 

 

 

Click here to read about Sigauque Project.
Click here to download an pamphlet about CMFD's Music for Social Change'

Sigauque Project

With musical influences spanning across the continent - from a new take on marrabenta to Senegalese mbalakh and Nigerian afro-beat, and even samba, with some smooth sounding jazz thrown in the mix, the band is a pan-African musical journey. Sigauque Project plays songs created as part of CMFD's media for socal change projects, getting people moving with a message.

Visit the Sigauque Project website
www.sigauqueproject.com

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