Impressions of the Peace Day Concert

Last year’s biggest awarenet event was definitely the Peace and Music Concert at the 28th of September. We created a video showing the performances of all 5 groups on stage. The background song is the winner song of Ntaba Maria Senior Primary School. It was recorded by Corinne Cooper from the Rhodes University’s Department of[…]

Recordings of awarenet HipHop Songs!

In February, the Village Scribe Association had to face a new and complicated challenge: the recordings of last year’s Peace Day songs. As most of the groups which participated in the September Peace and Music Project were in the last year of their school, we had to find them in their new schools.  As they[…]

2016 with awarenet – A Year in Review

The last year might not have been a good one for the world, but it definitely was a good one for awarenet and the Village Scribe Association. Some general facts about our work: As usual, we conducted awarenet training throughout the year and carried out various project. To showcase the use of our awarenet platform[…]

Let’s sing and dance for peace!

The awarenet Peace Day Concert took place at Noluthando Hall on the 28th of September. Since August, our awarenet students have been busy creating their own lyrics, melodies and choreographies for the annual Peace Day Concert. Corinne Cooper from Rhodes Music Department and Zukani Budaza from Sonic Art Studio taught the children musical skills and[…]

Get The P(arty)MP Started!

It’s this time of year again! It’s time for our annual Peace Day Music Project! Five schools will once again participate in what will be the greatest event of the school year! In cooperation with the Rhodes University Department of Music and Musicology represented by Corinne Cooper and the Sonic Art Studio represented by local hip-hop[…]

International Day of Peace: Creating a better world

This is such a blessing! Thank you so much! –Margaret Ngcangca, Founder of the “Home of Joy” orphanage, Grahamstown On Monday, September 21st, the VSA celebrated the International Day of Peace. Like every year, we wanted to do something great and positive for the local community in the Joza Township. We usually set up a Peace[…]

The Peace and Music Project – The last four Years

During the last four years we have hosted three awarenet Peace Day Concerts with five different schools participating every year. All songs were originally written and rapped in isiXhosa or English, with lots of time and effort going into composing, rhyming and practicing for the big concert. Participating schools were Mary Waters HS, Nombulelo SS,[…]