‘Hips Don`t Lie’ For Peace? How To Make Music For Social Change @SXSW

‘Hips Don`t Lie’ For Peace?

How To Make Music For Social Change @SXSW

What about hips don’t lie for peace? Or maybe ‘Who runs the world’ for girls education? Could we moon walk for Haiti Hurricane survivals?

Music have been always the store of humanity strongest feelings, it has been the vessel used to express emotions when words seemed to fail. The soft hum of the violin or even the sharp notes from the electric guitar are more than enough to express our deepest emotions of joy, pain, longing and all other feelings that do not require words. But, put words and music together and the artist has a tool that can mobilize thousands of souls all at once.

History and present examples of hundreds of songs that inspired movements, started revolutions, uprooted regimes, protested injustice or reinforced propaganda still prevail. Who can forget how Sun City of Bruce Stringsteen helping end apartheid in South Africa, or Peter Gabriel and Miles Davis hit single ‘Aint gonna play in Sun City”.  It is how songs were used to transform strife in Darfur, saving the Panda, or end racial segregation in the United States, and other social issues that have affected millions of people worldwide

MasterPeace, together with top socially-conscious music industry execs will bring the topic of music and social change by participating in SXSW with a panel titled ‘Global Music & Social Entrepreneurship: Make Change... & Dollars’

The SXSW Music is the largest music festival of its kind in the world that takes place in Austin every March. South By South West (SXSW) has more than 2,200 "official" performers and bands playing in more than 100 venues. The SXSW gives space to panels featuring important topics to take place, and it became one of the main activities that take place in festival attracting more than 12,000 registrations to attend.

The panel that MasterPeace is proposing will share their experience and advice on how to build pro-social, music-based organizations and events. And how Social Entrepreneurship and music join hands to make a better world.

The panel features case studies explained by the people who made it right, Gary Marenzi of Sound of Change - London 2013, raising awareness and funds for women’s education, broadcast to 100 countries, and the highest rated show in the US; Mohamed Helmy CEO of MasterPeace – where we mobilized thousands of people around more than 40 countries with hundreds of local concert and artist events; and his experience also at Dance4Life, an AIDS awareness campaign additional to former president of Fox Music, Robert Craft.

30% of the SXSW committee decision depends on public voting! If you are a music lover of social entrepreneur then this is for you! Please take few minutes to vote for this panel! All you need is t sign up then thumbs up!

VOTE HERE http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/18219



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Comment by Gary R. Pickus on August 25, 2013 at 1:30pm

As the founder of www.jamtime.org, an organization themed on music for social change, I would like to have some presence at this event. Please contact me at your earliest convenience.  Thanks!

Gary Pickus




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