South Sudan's Emmanuel Jal, the internationally acclaimed recording artist, author, actor and inspiring humanitarian has joined forces with some of Africa's biggest stars, including Tanzania's Vanessa Mdee, Congo's Syssi Mananga and Kenya's Juliani in the making of TUSIMAME – a pan-African musical stand against the destruction of Africa's heritage and for the protection of Africa's elephants – as part of We Want Peace's (WWP) #StandForElephants campaign.
All 4 music stars, as well as We Want Peace advocates, international influencers, local artists, diplomatic supporters and international organisations such as Wild Aid, Tribe, bougi, Ambassador Robert F. Godec, Wildlife Direct, Rozan Ahmed and many more have come together in Nairobi, Kenya for a series of special activities and events surrounding the launch of TUSIMAME on Tuesday 3 March 2015:
1. The "TUSIMAME" video shoot on Friday 27 February 2015:
Shot entirely in Kenya, TUSIMAME's accompanying visuals will be one of the most memorable music videos the African continent has ever produced. In addition, the video will amalgamate many of Kenya's most popular faces as they take a unified stand in the protection of our cherished heritage, wildlife and nature.
Directed by Enos Golik and conceptualised by We Want Peace, the video will take you on a striking journey of joy, style and tradition, as well as the realities of African anguish, should we as young people refuse responsibility when it comes to protecting all aspects of our eco-system.
2. The "NDOVU ZETU" concert on SATURDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2015 – where TUSIMAME was performed LIVE for the first time – EVER!
Emmanuel Jal, Vanessa Mdee, Syssi Mananga and Juliani hit the the NDOVU ZETU stage and performed TUSIMAME live for the very first time. Other popular acts included Sauti Sol and Sarabi. A memorable moment in music, this was the first time all 4 artists performed together, on the very same stage and it was electrifying.
3. The "TUSIMAME" Launch on Tuesday 3 March 2015:
Alongside the US embassy and Ambassador Robert F. Godec, this highly anticipated affair will not only showcase the worldwide release of TUSIMAME (which is performed in Kiswahili, Nuer, Chinese, English, French and Lingala), but also connect Kenya's Government sector, the private sector, UN agencies and the diplomatic corps with Kenya's influential music community.
An intimate performance of TUSIMAME by all 4 participating music stars will entertain a VIP audience as they become acquainted with the power of music in social change and impact.
This special invite-only evening of networking, engaging and celebrating will be blasted throughout all social media channels, as invited guests share with their audiences the moments and memoirs of the world's most powerful musical movements.
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TUSIMAME will be available worldwide on 3 March 2015 on iTunes and mdundo.com
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