The workshop launched on November 28, 2019 by the representative of the minister of Arts and Culture, Blaise Jacque Nkene, is an initiative of UNESCO to school participants on their role and access to pass on migration related information and its risks so as to discourage many from irregular migration.
Irregular migratory movements across the Mediterranean sea from Africa to Europe have become deadly in recent years.
According to the UN migration statistics, over 700 African migrants have perished in the high sea since January 2018.
Thus, the need for an information awakening on these dehumanizing conditions on risk and dangers of irregular migration in Central Africa.
The 2 days workshop organized by UNESCO, will pull together urban artists, producers and media practitioners for an in depth reflection on team work for an effective production and broadcast of songs and rhythms on migration and the risks involved.
Through dedicated songs and rhythms on some of the migration intricacies ,musicians and most particularly composers of urban music very much cherished by youths and women stand a better chance of inducing the much needed change of ambition for irregular migration.
The workshop targets more than 20 urban musicians, producers and broadcasters and will unfold in a participatory approach paving the way for exchanges through questions and answers.
Launching the workshop which ends on Friday November 29, 2019, Blaise Jacques Nkene representing the Minister of Arts and Culture exhorted the attendees to to take full advantage of the workshop and contribute in stopping irregular migration.
– A better understanding of the basis of migration.
– A better understanding of risks involved in irregular migration.
– A better approach to communicating through songs and rhythms.
– A workable plan for the promotion of composed songs and rhythms on national media outlets.
– Compose songs and rhythms as an effective means of communicating to the youths among others.