What Is PeaceTones®?
PeaceTones® takes a unique approach to addressing economic empowerment worldwide. We work with musicians as they can be powerful agents of change within their communities. We train these artists in legal, marketing, and community development tools, produce an album with them which we sell online, and send 90% of net profits back to artists, a percentage of which the artists agree to contribute to their communities through a development project.
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In The News
PeaceTones® Artists Rock On Two Continents
Nairobi, Kenya/Washington DC, USA (March 2015) - The third weekend of March was a special one for the PeaceTones team. Within 24 hours of each other we had two PeaceTones® artists singing to packed houses and championing their causes in Nairobi, Kenya and in Washington DC, USA. We are proud to announce Emmanuel’s debut concert in Nairobi, Kenya as PeaceTones® Ambassador was a huge success! Our community partners and Kenya team worked tirelessly to secure the venue, promote it, and ultimately to spread the word about musician empowerment and positive community development through the arts. A triumph for the project, our whole community really stepped up to support this effort- special thanks to Karyn Bryant, Lyn Wyman and Dennis Dow, Eve Fleishman, Jeff Aresty, and Jeff Abrams.
Only a few hours apart with the time difference, a very special Gift Of Wells Fundraising Happy Hour at SIP LOUNGE DC was hosted by JayArr from the Songs for Freetown PeaceTones project in Sierra Leone. Raising over $500 for Jay Arr’s well building project in Sierra Leone, it was a night of music and giving back to remember. For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/giftofwells
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PeaceTones® Teams Up With One Vibe Africa
Kisumu, Kenya (March 2015) PeaceTones® is proud to present a special collaboration with Seattle-based organization, One Vibe Africa. One Vibe is committed to “inspir[ing] Kenyan youth toward a deeper appreciation of culture and tradition, empowering them to develop their own creative potential”– all through programs in music and art. With such resonating visions and goals, we’ve united our organizations for a special education and empowerment project this year based around each other’s musician and youth empowerment work in Kenya and beyond.
In January and again in May of this year, PeaceTones® community partners in Nairobi will step into workshop facilitator roles, having been directly trained and provided educational resources and materials by PeaceTones®. They will host two weekends of workshops for One Vibe’s community of artists in Kisumu. Creating a unique educational, social and economic opportunity for our PeaceTones family, the once-students will become the teachers and continue to spread their knowledge, break down market access barriers within the Kenyan music industry, and empower the next generation.
Two of our PeaceTones® community partners from YMCA Kibera and FAME (Foundation For Artists Managing Events)- Kenneth Odoyo Owade and Calvince Ochieng- have already completed the first workshop weekend, traveling to the port town of Kisumu, Kenya from January 30-February 1. They explored legal rights for musicians, social media/marketing, music as a tool for social change, and community development. They will return in May to give another targeted series of trainings.
Many thanks to One Vibe’s team, Ken, Calvince, and everyone who made this possible.