Monday, August 29, 2011

BornTroWay… creativity hunt hits Port Harcourt

Spurred by the success of its maiden edition in Lagos, all is now set for the second edition of the Creative Arts Training targeted at youths in disadvantage areas of Nigeria. It is billed for September 5 to10 at the Garden city, Port Harcourt.

A total of 45 candidates between the ages of 17 and 25 will be shortlisted after the audition that will be holding September 2 at the Rumueme Senior Secondary School, Port Harcourt. The aim is to promote Nigeria’s peace and unity.

With the theme BornTroWay (born throw away), the creative arts training initiative has the objective to promote individual self-expression, artistic skills, teamwork and integration through the arts among a group of talented youths living in the suburb of Port Harcourt metropolis.

The training, no doubt, will enhance the knowledge of youths on the issues of waste; physically, in relation with the environment and human, in respect to undiscovered, untapped or unutilized talents among youths.

The workshop that will cuts across music, drama, dance and poetry has resource personalities as Ade Bantu (music), Ropo Ewenla (drama), Segun Adefila (dance) and Dagga Tolar (poetry/spoken word).

According to the producer, Ilaria Chessa, 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.

“The Project was born from the inspiration of the music matters ( and Bantu Crew ( who believe that art aggregates, repositions and expands the innate, sometime hidden talent of our youths in Nigeria. It is a voluntary initiative that involves artists and positive individuals that believe in arts as a tool for positive change.

“Music Matters is an Africa-based movement that recognises the centrality of music for achieving multiple objectives across the globe, including the promotion of universal love and peace. Its vision is to celebrate Africa in her rich diversity through the expression/recognition of her art and to use art as instrument for positive change, self-expression, teamwork and unity. Music Matters is the promoter and producer of the BornTroway Project together with Bantu Crew and with the collaboration of Framewalk. It is also the soundtrack producer for the feature film Ghetto Red Hot.”

He further revealed that BornTroWay project in the Garden city is in partnership with the Centre for International Volunteers for Youth Development, Port Harcourt-based non-profit agency committed to remaining a point of reference for the trained youth even after the training, through mentoring and provision of rehearsal space among other things.

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