Promoting peace and reconciliation through American Music Abroad tour

Wordsmith, an American hip-hop group

Wordsmith, an American hip-hop group, arrived in Côte d’Ivoire on October 23, 2016 as part of the celebration of Daniel Pearl World Music Days.

Created in response to the kidnapping and murder of Daniel Pearl, a journalist of “Wall Street Journal” by extremists in Karachi, Pakistan in 2002, Daniel Pearl World Music Days is an international network of concerts using the power of music to reaffirm its commitment to tolerance and humanity. The celebration of this event this year in Côte d’Ivoire focuses on youth delivering a message on peace and reconciliation.

The agenda of Wordsmith’s week-long stay includes several workshops in Gagnoa and Abidjan on the fundamentals and writing of hip-hop music for youth.

On October 25, the  group gave a concert at “Place Bonwoli” in Gagnoa and will give another one on October 29 at 16h at “Centre National des Arts et de la Culture  (CNAC)” in Treichville.

These free concerts  organized in collaboration with the Association K’Art Center  will feature Ivoirian artists including Nash, Defty, So’le Jazzy Rapper, Belmous, le groupe Lekiptip, Rageman and Tehui.

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