World Citizen Artists organised, along with Playing for Change Foundation, Belgravia Gallery, and issuu a unique music & art competition on the theme of 'Peace'. This competition has been a key opportunity for emerging and established artists to exhibit their work in the prestigious Belgravia Gallery, Mayfair, London, where the works of Picasso, Andy Warhol, Matisse, HRH The Prince of Wales, Nelson Mandela, Sir Peter Blake and others are exhibited and the musicians were featured by the renowned Playing for Change Foundation on their website and social media channels.
CITIZEN OF THE WORLD
Being involved in many humanitarian causes, I always wanted to join a world movement that is related to humanitarian causes. When I saw the “World Citizen Artists competition” announcement, I felt that I had to apply and enter my song “Citizen of the World”. I created this song in March 2013 because I believe that Citizen of the World identifies each continent as its own individual entity then merges them into one body. Bringing to the forefront the issue of disunity, and pointing out the fact that we are all part of “One planet, One silhouette.” The lyric reinforces the vision that people all over the world are connected. No matter where we land, we are home. We are citizens of the world.
A STITCH IN TIME
I grew up in Meru, in a small unknown village where peace prevailed in most places and war was foreign. I attended a top national school where all students were equal and not color, ethnicity, nor intellectual capacity of any individual student was reason for valuing that student over and above any other. My first encounter with conflict and war was in 2007 when my country, experienced massive ethnic clashes that were politically engineered, and these rocked my previously protected perception of peace.