MasterPeace: Music above fighting in DR Congo

This summer, Dutch artist VanVelzen visited DR Congo, in Africa, with his band, for a special peace concert with the 16-year old Congolese superstar Innocent Balume. They traveled to the east of DR Congo, where the region is known for heavy armed conflicts. The artists met the local heroes of MasterPeace, who use music as a 'weapon' for brotherhood. Together with the local population they organize a peace concert: to feed hope, to celebrate successes and to support the local heroes. MasterPeace: Music above Fighting is a musical road movie.

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Comment by fanny tittel on November 7, 2013 at 6:39pm

Nice video. However some comments from Saar really made me wonder...a little bit more of "cultural sensitivity/awareness" might have been welcomed from her side.

Comment by Lambrecht Wessels on November 3, 2013 at 8:27am

The other producers were Tuvalu and NewBeTV. I think it is an example of how the subject of peace, causes of conflict can be brought to larger audiences. My role was rather small, but I think if we mix all the expertise of different organisations we can both explain the conflict and reach new audiences. TV documentary production is a field that needs expertise as is conflict

Comment by Lambrecht Wessels on November 3, 2013 at 7:53am

I helped produce this documentary and work with Masterpeace now on new projects. This was a great idea, to bring 'peace' as a topic to a national audience through a beloved local Dutch artist in the Netherlands. Looks like there will be follow up.

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