Democracy in Burundi Mixtape

by Nomadic Wax

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Named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people, Alexis Sinduhije has turned away from his career in journalism and begun the long journey down the electoral road as a candidate for the upcoming Presidential elections in Burundi. His career and life have been defined by his commitment to fairness and equality and conflict resolution, all within the realm of ethnic conflict and vast political instability in the Rwanda/Burundi region of Africa. His political campaign is focused around Burundian youth their futures. Alexis' Political Party, 'the Movement for Solidarity and Democracy' (MSD), has teamed up with International Hip Hop Label Nomadic Wax to release a hip hop music compilation focused on youth and equality in Burundi. The compilation features hip hop artists from Senegal, to Morocco, to Angola, to the United States, and more. It is an example of how youth can organize through music and bring about change in their own respective communities.

Nommé l’un de la centaine de personnes les plus influents de Time Magazine, Alexis Sinduhije quitte sa carrière du journalisme pour commencer un chemin difficile vers la candidature présidentielle dans les élections 2010 en Burundi. Sa carrière et sa vie avaient été définis par son dévouement à l’équité, à l’égalité et la résolution de conflit tout dans le domaine du conflit ethnique et l’instabilité politique dans la région de Rwanda/Burundi. Sa campagne politique se concentre sur la jeunesse burundaise et leurs avenirs. Le parti politique d’Alexis « le Mouvement pour la Solidarité et la Démocratie » (MSD) collabore avec l’hip hop label international Nomadic Wax pour sortir une compilation gratuit d’hip hop se concentrant sur la jeunesse et l’égalité en Burundi. La compilation présente des artistes d’hip hop du Sénégal, du Maroc, de l’Angola, des Etats-Unis, et encore plus. Il est un exemple de comment la jeunesse peut s’organiser par la musique et peut manifester du changement dans leurs communautés respectives.

This Mixtape includes performances by:

Alfaress (Morocco)
www.myspace.com/akaalfaress

Infinite (USA)
www.myspace.com/infinitecreation

Baay Musa (Senegal)
www.myspace.com/baaymusa

Yardsteppa (Zimbabwe)
www.myspace.com/yardsteppa

Diamondog (Angola)
www.myspace.com/mcdiamondog

Watch the video for Baay Musa's recording session!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHS_ODPKblk

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released June 1, 2009
Produced by Nomadic Wax (Ben Herson and Magee McIlvaine) - All beats by Ben Herson (Nomadic Wax) and Dan Cantor (Notable) Mastering by Dan Cantor (Notable). Lyrics by: Alfaress (Morocco), Baay Musa (Senegal), Yardsteppa (Zimbabwe), Diamond Dog (Angola), Dion (United States).

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Nomadic Wax uses music, media and the arts to promote social change and cultural exchange, creates educational opportunities for people to learn about issues of global importance though media and entertainment and is a platform for socially engaged musicians, media producers and artists worldwide to spread their message and reach a global audience. ... more

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