24 September 2011 from 12H00 – 20H00 at Crawford College in Sandton
Join a host of leading South African bands, artists and celebrities to show your support for peace in South Africa at the Peace Starts 2011 Concert taking place on Saturday, 24th September at Crawford College, Benmore, Sandton and enjoy a jam-packed rocking line-up at the concert too.
The line up will include well known South African bands and artists such as, The Graeme Watkins Project, WONDERboom, Kwesta, Shugasmakx, Slikour, Flash Republic, Josie Field, Paul E Flynn, RedButton, Sifiso, DJ’s Deezo and Pencil Boy,The Honey Droppers and more. All of these artists, as well as all of the people that have put the event together, have given of their time and talent free of charge, and all have the same belief; that each and every one of us have the responsibility to play an active role in bringing about the harmony we desire in our community.
Entrance is free to the Peace Starts 2011 event; all you need to do is register on www.peacestarts.co.za. A unique code will be mailed to you, which then must be presented at the entrance.
Bring picnic baskets with your own refreshments, food (to avoid queues at the food outlets), blankets and sun protection as the concert will keep you rocking till sunset.
Food and drinks will also be available from various fast food outlets, but no alcohol will be sold. Security will be present and will not allow weapons, drinking of alcohol for under 18 years of age or unruly behaviour.
Officially observed worldwide on 21 September, The International Day of Peace is aimed at commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace.
In 1998, Jeremy Gilley, a UK-based filmmaker, began to make a documentary about world peace that eventually led to the formalising of a UN resolution declaring an official day of the observance of peace. This goal was reached in 2001 when UN GA resolution (A/Res/55/282), put forward by the UK and Costa Rican Governments, was unanimously adopted to establish the first ever day of global ceasefire and non-violence fixed in the calendar as 21 September annually.
South Africans are no strangers to the concept of choosing peace over conflict, with our democracy being built on these very principles. Peace is not an idea. Peace is also not just the responsibility of our government or our police force, but the responsibility of each and every South African.
With this in mind Martin Otto, better known as Cito, lead singer of SA’s legendary rock band, WONDERboom, formed the “Peace Starts In Your Heart” initiative. This stemmed from a World Peace Day concert held at Back to Basix in Johannesburg in 2008, and has since become an annual event, as part of the global events that take place the week surrounding International Day of Peace.
Come and join the celebrations, be a part of a global initative and show your support for Peace in our land on the 24th of September at Peace Starts 2011, whilst also enjoying an afternoon of some of SA’s finest music talent.
A collaboration song “Breathe Together” has been recorded for the Peace Starts initiative, with vocals added onto the track by the “Peace Makaz” aka Cito, Josie Field, Slikour, Graeme Watkins, Kwesta, Shugasmakx, Paul E Flynn, Red Button and Sifiso, with a uniquely rock/hip-hop fusion vibe. It will shortly be sent to radio stations for play listing but in the meantime, check it out online at : http://soundcloud.com/cito1974/breathe-together-2011#
PEACE STARTS IN YOUR HEART!
Peace Starts 2011 is proudly presented by MK and UJFM 95.4
Grateful thanks to our sponsors : Fix Post Production, Halcyon’s Haven, SMACK Entertainment, XGX Productions, Velvet Sky Airlines and Crawford College.
For more information on the event, go to www.peacestarts.co.za.
View Jeremy Gilley’s video : http://bcove.me/y0qkw310