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AVoice4Peace


A world-wide peace awareness project

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AVoice4Peace


A world-wide peace awareness project

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A day for peace

The United Nations General Assembly established September 21 as the International Day of Peace. We're celebrating this day of non-violence and cease-fire with a world-wide peace concert.

 
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A Song For Peace


On September 21, 2016 musicians from all over the world will sing 'Ukuthula',  a traditional African peace hymn. The Nairobi Chamber Chorus and members of the Festival Singers of Florida will lead this song at a peace concert in Kenya, while choirs from all over the world will submit their own recordings of the piece.

A Song For Peace


On September 21, 2016 musicians from all over the world will sing 'Ukuthula',  a traditional African peace hymn. The Nairobi Chamber Chorus and members of the Festival Singers of Florida will lead this song at a peace concert in Kenya, while choirs from all over the world will submit their own recordings of the piece.

We need your voice!

 
 

Submit your recording!

Now, more than ever, we're in need of peace. We believe that a peace concert, a film, or even a single piece of music, is a moment wherein we can de-escalate violence and conflict. 

Which is why we're calling on you, your choir, or your friends to help us share the message of peace.

Anyone with a smartphone or camcorder can record and submit a video of themselves singing the repertoire. 

 

The song you'll be singing is 'Ukuthula', a South African peace hymn. You can listen to a recording and download the score here.

The end result will be a bold statement to anyone who will listen that moments of peace can be achieved through unity and song.

Even though the International Day of Peace is September 21st, you still have time to submit your recordings afterwards. There's no deadline! 

Join a recording Session, or host your own!

 
 

The Film


We're documenting the legacy of AVoice4Peace

Learn More

The Film


We're documenting the legacy of AVoice4Peace

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Meet our Partners

U.S. Embassy, Nairobi

Enriching the ties between American and Kenyan people

The U.S. Embassy in Kenya opened in 1964. Sixteen Ambassadors since then, the Embassy has enriched the ties between the American and Kenyan people and served the needs of Americans in and around this East African hub. Chief among the U.S. Mission’s goals are fostering the development of a sound Kenyan economy, strengthening the institutions of Kenyan democracy, helping to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, and promoting U.S./Kenyan business ties.


MUSIC CELEBRATIONS INTERNATIONAL

Concert tours with integrity

For over 25 years Music Celebrations has provided a platform for its clients to promote peace and unity through its international and domestic concert series, festivals and parades.  The purpose of MCI is to provide life-changing experiences that will raise the level of musicianship and dedication to the performing arts around the globe!  Our vision enthusiastically embraces Ludwig Van Beethoven's statement that “music can change the world.”  We are proud of our association with AVoice4Peace and are encouraged to continue our efforts for peace through music.

American Choral Directors Association

Inspiring excellence in choral music

The mission of the American Choral Directors Association is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition and advocacy. Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the associations dedication to the advancement of choral music. For more information, click here

Nairobi Chamber Chorus

Ken Wakia, conductor

Founded in October 2005 by Ken Wakia, the Nairobi Chamber Chorus (NCC) is the leading choral group in Kenya today. Its mission is to enable young Kenyans to participate in a high quality musical forum from which they can build their careers or expand their knowledge and interest in the arts. They have performed with world-renowned musicians including the Guildhall Orchestra, London Adventist Chorale, Cape Town Opera, Opera House, Voces8, Soweto String Quartet, Lady Smith Black Mambazo and the Festival Singers of Florida. 


FESTIVAL SINGERS OF FLORIDA

Kevin Fenton, conductor

This is a highly select, annually-auditioned choral ensemble consisting of women and men from throughout Florida and the Southeast. Their mission is to present choral music at the highest level of excellence and to provide an artistic outlet and promote musical growth for outstanding singers in the region. The Festival Singers of Florida is dedicated to expanding the awareness and appreciation of ensemble singing and the choral arts by providing community performances of the highest quality.

Sankara, Nairobi

Contemporary luxury hotel in Westlands

Sankara Nairobi, luxury hotel in Nairobi, combines international five-star standards with personal service and the authentic flavor of the new Africa.

Sentinel Mara Camp

Elegance and adventure of a bygone era

A remarkable little luxury eco-camp with only 7 tents set up in a secluded forest on the banks of the Mara River within the Masai Mara National Reserve. 


Old Willis Dairy

Events venue with a unique Tallahassee history

The Old Willis Dairy is a hidden gem in the heart of Tallahassee, just three miles away from Florida’s Capitol. With roots dating back to the 1930’s, the Willis family has managed all aspects of the grounds since its beginnings as a dairy, their family home and now as an impressive, unexpected backdrop for some of Tallahassee’s best events . It’s with great passion and careful craftsmanship that they’ve created a historic venue for celebrations, built upon a foundation of environmental stewardship and community engagement. The Old Willis Dairy will be hosting the VIP pre-release screening of the AVoice4Peace documentary in October.

Proof brewing co.

Dedicated to brewing flavorful and unique styles of beer

Bringing Tallahassee the best and freshest craft beer since 2007. Enjoy a handcrafted pint in a relaxed indoor setting or spacious outdoor beer garden at our centrally-located Railroad Square Brewery & Taproom.

 

BUD SIMPSON

Documentary filmmaker

Bud is a multidisciplinary filmmaker and web designer specializing in film/web optimization and organic social media reach. Combining his fresh approach to documentary-style filmmaking and a passion for storytelling, he seeks to empower his audiences to take action. "It's my life's work to find and capture those stories that are oftentimes lost in the hustle and bustle of our daily grinds, and I believe that we can learn more about ourselves through trying to understand one another." 

DESTINY GUERRA

Social media coordinator

Destiny does a little of everything, with a focus on photography, videography, and social media marketing. As a former music educator, she enjoys working primarily with performing arts and marching arts groups around Florida and the Southeast US. She also continues to perform as a vocalist and is a current member of the Festival Singers of Florida. "Regardless of the medium, I always strive to channel my energy into supporting and being part of organizations whose mission is to promote a more connected and meaningful life through creativity."