AVOICE4PEACE: THE FILM
At its core, AVoice4Peace is about the music that we create.
This short documentary will give voice to the stories and songs of several musicians participating in the first-ever AVoice4Peace Concert held in Nairobi, Kenya on September 21, 2016.
Through the eyes of our characters, we'll learn about the importance of international and inter-cultural musical collaboration, as well as the powerful effect that music has on listeners (and performers) when used as a catalyst for peace.
Ken Wakia is the director of the Nairobi Chamber Chorus and is the Cultural and Educational Affairs Specialist at the U.S. Embassy in Kenya. Ken is spearheading AVoice4Peace and was the first to suggest a we create a film documenting the legacy of the AV4P project. Ken and Kevin Fenton (below) are colleagues and have hosted each other's choirs on their international tours.
Kevin Fenton is an American choral educator and is the conductor of several choirs including the Florida State University Singers and the Festival Singers of Florida. During the Fall of 2016, he will be engaging in a Fulbright Specialist Grant teaching choral music curriculum at the Kenya Conservatoire of Music in Nairobi.
Maureen Obadha is a member of the Nairobi Chamber Chorus and will share with us her beliefs and experiences as a choral musician.
The Maasai are a tribe native to Kenya and Tanzania. The Sentinel Mara Camp will host our crew to film a segment on "Music and the Maasai Mara." The Maasai have many traditions involving music and dance. This documentary will explore some of those traditions.
Thank you to the 126 individual donors that helped us reach our Kickstarter fundraising goal!
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The film will be released in Fall 2016 by Bud Simpson and Co., LLC