PROMOTING YOUTH EMPOWERMENT THROUGH THE ARTS: THE “BORNTROWAY” PROJECT HOLDS IN PORT HARCOURT FROM 5th to 10th of SEPTEMBER, 2011
The BornTroWay Project (http://borntroway.tumblr.com/), a creative arts training initiative which is aimed at promoting individual self-confidence, self-expression, teamwork and integration among 45 youths (aged 17-25) in disadvantaged areas of Nigeria’s main cities, will hold in Port Harcourt from September 5-10, 2011.
Interested candidates and aspiring artists can register free of charge from 20th to 30th of August at the Deli Spices Fast Food, Choba and at Ritola Integrated Services on 21 Potts Johnson Street, Port Harcourt.
Auditions - for registered candidates only!!!
Auditions will hold on September 2 at the Rumueme Senior Secondary School, Port Harcourt. Workshop dates are September 5-9, 2011 at a location in the city to be communicated to the shortlisted candidates.
The Workshop which uses spoken word, music, dance and acting, focuses on the issue of “waste”; physical (our relation with the environment) and human (our undiscovered, untapped or unutilized talent). The training culminates in a mini show open to the public, which will display a performance created by the youth over the intensive one-week workshop. The show will also be attended by popular music artists from Port Harcourt in solidarity towards the aspiring talents.
The Project – born from the inspiration of Music Matters (www.musicmattersafrica.org); a music movement promoting emerging and unknown Nigerian talents and Bantu (http://bantu.tumblr.com/) - BornTroWay was piloted in Ajegunle, Lagos from May 16-21, 2011 with extraordinary results which are being collated in a short documentary. After Port Harcourt, BornTroWay aims to travel to other Nigerian cities (Jos and Kano), following which the best acts and artists are to be selected to take part in the production of a musical show that will tour Nigeria promoting peace and unity and showcasing the talent of our youth living in marginal areas.
Creative Directors: Petra Kron and Ade Bantu
Local Coordinator: Tony Peterson (Choba) and Biebele Wokoma (Bundu)
Instructors: Ade Bantu (music), Dagga Tolar (spoken word), Ropo Ewenla (drama),Segun Adefila (dance)
Producer: Ilaria Chessa (Music Matters)
Information and media relations: Remi Adegbite 07084287828 and firstname.lastname@example.org