Music For Freedom Has Happened!
Imagine coming in from the cold to the warmth of an African sun and singing, playing and dancing the night away with tribes who have never heard Jazz or Blues or these Western musicians who have come back home…to be Welcomed as long lost sisters and brothers from the other side of the world!
The sun had gone down, it was a cool 40°C! No lights except our torches, but in the far distance, taking over an hour to reach our camp, were the drummers, dancers and pipe players of the Singa villages…They danced all the way to us to say thank you and respect for coming to visit their village! But isn’t this what we wanted to do for them! We had accomplished a little of the dream to respond to the origins of our music so rooted in the slave heritage of this village and so needing recognition to set free our own mental slavery.
It wasn’t easy for our intrepid Band of Musicians, even a difficult place for the most hardened traveller, but worth every effort…so watch this space and our webs and Youtube etc for pictures and films and music with Rocky Dawuni joining us on this historic occasion…Simply marvellous. Rocky sang with us that day "Download the Revolution" and the "Walls tumbling down" from his new album "Hymns for the Rebel Soul".
We hope this will be a revolution of sharing and communication for the people of Singa and thus the walls of indifference, mistrust and ignorance may have begun to tumble indeed.
The time for Africa is now.
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Introduction to Music for Freedom - February 2010
In the very near future, Music for Freedom wants you to be part of history: We want you to join us on the 5th of March 2009 in an immersive, sensory, cultural & musical explosion in Western Africa, starting with a two day Festival in Accra, tracing the slave route over seven days to Singa in Northern Ghana from Fort William, Anomabo on Ghanas tropical coast.
For nearly 20 years And Albert Foundation’s model of trade and sustainable development has been working though the many villages along one main slave route in Ghana, Burkina and through into the Sahara desert. We are all about establishing long term relationships of trust and trade.
We have an experienced and professional team who are putting together an incredible adventure, but rather that just come along for the ride we want you to contribute your creativity and talent throughout our journey, engaging with our African friends, learning from them and sharing your skills and enthusiasm. Many of our friends like Rocky Dawuni use a fusion of styles and influence to create a universal music of the soul. Yours may be amongst them!
We will recognise and celebrate Africa's strengths before, during, and after this event.
We also want you to donate your music and talent to our project, giving us the rights to distribute it and raise funds, while raising your profile with our international audience.
What is Music For Freedom
Music for Freedom was an immersive, sensory, cultural & musical explosion in Western Africa, the first of many that took place between 5th and 18th March 2010 - it started with a two day Festival in Accra, and traced part of the slave route over seven days to Singa in Northern Ghana from Fort William, Anomabo on Ghanas tropical coast. For further details see the video below.
Videos and Pictures
- Music for Freedom Demo Video
- Images from the Music For Freedom tour 2010
- Rocky Dawuni - Download The Revolution
- Rocky Dawuni - Walk the Talk Video