Very cool initiative by Yole!Africa youth center in Goma empowering youth to make every aspect of this. Surprisingly well shot and edited. Read all about it below.
30 June 2011: DR Congo celebrates its 51st Independence Day, and Salaam Kivu All Stars, a collective of rappers and singers from Eastern Congo, launches their new track and video ‘Saisir l’avenir’ (Seize the future). The song and video were produced last year November during SKIFF (Salaam Kivu International Film Festival), a one-of-a-kind cultural event in the border town of Goma that celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2010.
Every shot in this video was taken by youth who participated in the music video workshops at Yole!Africa youth center in Goma and the lyrics & recordings were done during a production & recording workshop series. The artists & dancers were picked from elimination rounds during SKIFF 2010.
All lyrics, vocals, dance, video direction and camera by the Goma youth who participated in SKIFF 2010
Outro poetry by Ndungi Githuku (Kenya)
Music workshop by Kundayi Musinami
Video workshop & edit by Thomas Gesthuizen (J4)
More about Yole!Africa: http://www.yoleafrica.org
Contact Y!A director Petna Ndaliko Katondolo: firstname.lastname@example.org
SKIFF 2010 brochure (PDF):http://www.yoleafrica.org/images/yoleafrica/upl/skiff2010.pdf