Ending Rape in Liberia Through Music

by PCI-Media Impact
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Jan 27, 2014

Songs that make a Difference

HipCo Artist Takun J
HipCo Artist Takun J

First of all, PCI Media Impact wishes all of our friends a happy and healthy 2014! Thank you for your trust in 2013, we came a long way and we are excited to move into the next year with your support.

We are proud to report that our last year ended as impactful as the new year started.

In December 2013, our partner on ending sexual violence in Liberia, Takun J, performed his sociocritical songs at the HipCo Festival in Monrovia, Liberia. The festival attracted over 20,000 Liberians and national celebrities. HipCo is especially popular among young people who can relate to its catchy beats and African rythms. We invite you to experience HipCo yourself and share with you Takun J's Song for Hawa.

In January 2014, Takun J's manager Nora Rahimian spoke at the International Society of Performing Arts Congress in New York about the power of music to create change within a troubled society. In her presentation she explained to the audience how Takun J and PCI Media Impact use songs to prevent sexual violence against women, and why this work is so crucial for all Liberians.

This year will be an important year for Mobilize4Africa.We will deepen our program in Liberia and plan to produce more songs and music videos with Liberian artists. We hope you stay tuned and support us as much as in 2013.

“The people, they listen to us.  And we, as musicians, we have a responsibility to talk about these things, the corruption, rape, poverty… all the things that are wrong in our country.  So we knew we had to come together to strengthen our voice and make ourselves heard, to better impact our society,” Takun J 

HipCo Artist Takun J
HipCo Artist Takun J
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PCI-Media Impact

Location: New York - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.mediaimpact.org
Project Leader:
Sean Southey
Executive Director
New York, New York United States

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