08 February, 2010

Fair Play

Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI) and the World Bank Institute http://www.worldbank.org/wbi/ are pleased to announce the launch 1 February 2010 of Fair Play - Anti-Corruption Youth Voices http://www.jmi.net/page.php?n=3&ID=12, a global competition for original songs by young musicians on the theme of anti-corruption and good governance.
The competition is an initiative of the Global Anti-Corruption Youth Network, a worldwide network of civil society organizations with the specific agenda of fighting corruption. Winners of Fair Play - Anti-Corruption Youth Voices will be invited to perform at the group's international summit Spring 2010 in Brussels, Belgium.
"This is not an idol search like most music competitions targeting youth today," says project coordinator Kate Declerck "this is a call for young musicians to join the global anti-corruption youth movement, and ensure that their messages are heard by the global community."
Fair Play - Anti-Corruption Youth Voices has nine (9) international musical ambassadors - top young artists from Bangladesh, Burundi, Cameroon, Colombia, Lebanon, Macedonia, Philippines, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe, who have recorded and released their own original tracks on corruption in order to motivate and engage young people worldwide in the fight against corruption.
Here are the first anti-corruption music videos online from ambassadors Ajob (Bangladesh) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_XZd0xFZVk, Fareeq el Atrash (Lebanon) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B2x6D2hvm4, Lesen Udar (Macedonia) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suyrOwYEyK8, The Ryan Cayabyab Singers (Philippines) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6SfSdLi8VI, Steven Sogo (Burundi) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4qJteGT3CQ!
All music and videos, including those by ambassadors African Destiny (Zimbabwe), Blessed Sons (Sierra Leone), Kamer Jingles (Cameroon) and Profetas (Colombia) can be heard here: http://www.jmi.net/page.php?n=3&ID=12
The competition is open to all musicians under 35 years of age, from any country. Please download the full Competition Guidelines: http://www.jmi.net/pub.php?ID=66
To enter the competition candidates should upload their anti-corruption video to YouTube and send the link to kate@jmi.net along with the completed Application Form.
Get connected with the lastest news, music and videos by becoming a fan of Fair Play - Anti-Corruption Youth Voices on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fair-Play-Anti-Corruption-Youth-Voices/273959194790?ref=search&sid=556166120.3496496731..1
Kate Declerck
Programs Officer
Jeunesses Musicales International
Palais des Beaux Arts
Rue Baron Horta 13
1000 Brussels
T. +32 2 513 97 74
F. +32 2 514 47 55
M. +32 487 16 39 31
E-mail: kate@jmi.net
Skype: kate-jmi

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