Community Update

Digital Empowerment Toolkit Now Available!

At World Pulse, we recognize the need for ongoing learning—for you and for your community! Our toolkits aim to provide the resources you need to advance your social change work.

We are excited to introduce our Digital Empowerment Trainers’ Toolkit, a dynamic resource to help you bring the benefits of connecting online to women in your community. Check it out today! »

I NEED MUSIC!

senegalese.jpg

Dear sisters, dear friends,

I'm writing to ask you for music... I'm working on a compilation of music from different cultures all around the world. I loved reading Enie's comment about all the different styles in Cameroon. Enie, if you read this, I do hope you will send us a link to the music that you feel best represents your culture. However, I'm particularly interested in women singers who sing with power and strength! Or musicians whose music makes you feel free!

The music is being compiled for a video project I'm working on. In the video, women from all over the world will say one by one, "I am not cut." The reason we want to do this is to show people in cultures where it is still a normal practice to remove parts of a girls' genitals or to close her vaginal opening that THIS DOES NOT HAVE TO HAPPEN! We want to show them that their sisters all over the world support them in changing the social codes that support this dangerous practice. This is not an ethical judgement, this is about the health of girls and women!

I know in my heart that there is amazing and beautiful music out there that needs to become a part of our video. But it is UP TO YOU to guide me to the right music. I hope you will take my request very seriously. It is so important that the music we use in the background represents WORLD DIVERSITY, beauty and power.

Music truly is the rhythm of the soul,

Thank you, thank you, thank you,

Lili Miller

Check out our website is www.iamnotcut.com

Downloads

Comments

ENIE NDOH CECILE's picture

Music

Hi Lili,
Your project sound interesting. Yes i mentioned we do have variety of music in Cameroon but almost all are either in the our different vernacular or french. I'm still to pinpoint if there is really any in english. As a result, for your kind of project how do you pinpoint their meaning?. The truth is i don't speak nor understand any of our vernacular, just the two official language English and French.

Well i promise i will try to carry out some research but i guess it is going to be a little bit difficult since i'm not presently in my country. For if i was, it would have simply been a matter of going to a music shop and sort them out.

However, i wish you all the best in your endeavour.

Cheers

ENIE NDOH CECILE's picture

Check this

Hi Lili, i have posted some links of Cameroonian Music, this particular Link is for a song titled 'Maladie Difficile' by a group known as Zangalewa. In English it can be translated a 'Difficult Illness''. The Video demonstrates what mothers go through doing house chores and catering for their kids at the same time -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKEbE-hKEcc&feature=related.

This one still by thesame group titled- 'Un Babe' 'A Baby' the music portrays parents in deed of a child to love and care and pray to God they wouldn't mind all the nastiness that comes with childcare. Meanwhile a child kicked a soccer ball, breaking this woman's plate when she smacked him for being careless he went to inform his mom who came to confront this other lady and telling her she acted the way she did towards her son because she didn't have a child -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoXUx60glQg&feature=related

Hope it ties with your program and the music is more in French.
Best Regards

Lili Miller's picture

Merci Enie

Merci pour la musique... je vais aller voir les liens. Il est important de représenter plusieurs langues dans le vidéo donc MERCI!

Lili Miller

ENIE NDOH CECILE's picture

Pour Rien

Salut,
Je n'vais pas aucune idee que tu conne bien la lange Francais. Se vraiment tres bien. Moi je me debroille quandmeme. Pour mon audinaterre je ne conne pas comment je peu metre les'abcent. Tu avais appri sa ou?

Bien a toi
Cecile

Shauna's picture

Canadian ladies

There are MANY great lady crooners here in the North:) Some that I KNOW will have inspirational lyrics are Susan Aglukark (check out the album "This Child") Sara Machlachlan and Chantal Kreviasik (who works closely with War Child Canada) I'll try to post a few links for you - Susan Aglukark would be especially cool - original to Canada - noone like her!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svSpunHFNi8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcrQjHygy5o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtNuELl5he0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hx4RsCfL_fA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzoNInZ2ClQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe9bbMrIvEk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hssTwcH8M0

Ok - I hope those work:) Let me know if you would like more.

In my opinion, the best tune would be "This Child" by Susan Aglukark but I could not find a link.

I'd love to hear how the project is going.

Singing away,
Shauna

Magazine »

Read global coverage through women's eyes

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

Inside Congo's Growing Sisterhood

Community »

Connect with women on the ground worldwide

PAKISTAN: They Went to School and Never Came Back

PAKISTAN: They Went to School and Never Came Back

Campaigns »

Be heard at influential forums

WWW: Women Weave the Web

WWW: Women Weave the Web

Programs »

Help us train women citizen journalists

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

World Pulse Voices of Our Future

Blog »

Read the latest from World Pulse headquarters

Announcing Our Prize Winners!

Announcing Our Prize Winners!

Partners »

Join forces with our wide network of partners

Nobel Women's Initiative

Nobel Women's Initiative