UGANDA VOICES INITIAVE 2010

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Power of Art and Music: Benefit Concert for Uganda

CONTINUING TO CELEBRATE THE SPIRIT OF BROTHER RANDY PONZIO JOIN US ON DEC. 3RD @ THE BACKSTAGE LOUNGE TO FURTHER THE MISSION OF HIS LOVE FOR THE YOUTH IN AFRICA - JOIN US WITH LOVE FROM UGANDA TO VANCOUVER SO WE CONTINUE BRIDGING THE GAP THROUGH PEACE, FOUNDATION & FAMILY

Randy Ponzio & Babaluku
The Power of Art and Music:

A Benefit for the Bavubuka Foundation which educates and empowers Ugandan Youth through creative arts and music.
Bavubuka pronounced as “ba voo boo ka” is a Luganda word that means “the youth”.

This non-profit organization believes connecting youth with music and the arts can transform lives and unify diverse communities.

On December 3rd, local Vancouver musicians and artists will gather and perform to celebrate the work of Bavubuka Foundation at The Backstage Lounge 1585 Jonstone Street on Grandville Island

The Bavubuka Foundation, as an indigenous cultural movement operating for more than five years and touching 1000’s of lives in both urban and village Ugandan settings, empowers youth and transforms communities through the positive social presencing technologies of hiphop, arts and media.

"There is a self Liberating truth in celebrating the indigenous in you."

The foundation is committed to awakening and sourcing the individual and collective creative capital of each community that enables more people to co-sense and co-create a future that they care about together.

Each Bavubuka project incorporates reconciliation and peace building activities and provides Ugandan youth with the opportunity to express their own unique perspective and truth while simultaneously developing healthy relationships to their immediate community, the larger Ugandan struggle, and a global peace building movement.

In addition to the success of the hiphop programs and the annual hiphop summits which celebrates the power of the Indigenous youth voices in uganda, many special projects such as the Bavubuka media production Workshops, Bavubuka Allsports and the Bavubuka women's Project now provides leadership training to young men and women.

The Bavubuka Foundation was created by Silas Balabyekkubo (aka Babaluku), an award-winning musician, producer, community youth activist and founding member of Uganda’s legendary hip hop group, Bataka Squad.

Silas responded to a need …a critical need in post-war Uganda, for programs that unite communities and create positive growth for the future. 69% of Uganda’s population is under the age of 25, with 32.2% of youth unemployed and only 15% enrolled in secondary education.

It is with their future in mind that the Bavubuka Foundation is committed to working on empowering and uniting youth through art and music in order to create a stable and peaceful future for Uganda.

We invite you to join Silas and some Vancouver's most gifted and talented amazing artists in this celebration. Become an integral participant in sourcing Bavubuka’s ongoing commitment to nurturing individual and collective creativity, to facilitating entrepreneurial capacity building and ultimately to contributing to the economic self-determination and well-being of each person and each community.

Musicial performers such as Quest Poetics-(The Foundation), David Morin, Tonye Aganaba and many more will perform short sets throughout the evening including a special performance of “Hallelujah” a song about Africa by Quest Poetics.

One hundred percent of the tickets, donations and sponsorship proceeds will go to the Foundation.

For More Information Contact:
info@bavubuka.org

Contribution to our efforts will help to create a new vision of hope through creative arts in Uganda.


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