Justdiggit presents: The Raindance Project
`NGO JUSTDIGGIT LAUNCHES FREE MUSIC EVENTS
FOR CLIMATE AWARENESS AND ACTION IN KENYA, TANZANIA AND THE NETHERLANDS;
‘THE RAINDANCE PROJECT’
September 14th, 2019 Justdiggit launches the ‘The Raindance Project’ at the Vondelpark Openluchttheater in Amsterdam. The project kicks-off with simultaneous climate events in The Netherlands, Kenya and Tanzania which will be live connected via satellite.
The Raindance Project utilises the power of music and dance to unite, inform and activate people globally.
From 12.00 till 21.00 a diverse collection of acts such as De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig, Akwasi, Naaz, Donnie and The Flexican will move the crowd for a greener planet. Furthermore, comedians, African dancers, scientists, speakers and wisdom keepers, will play a key role in spreading the positive message about re-greening and cooling down the planet. Justdiggit ambassadors Floortje Dessing, André Kuipers, Tess Milne and Harm Edens will host and present the Amsterdam event.
André Kuipers, Aafke Romeijn, Akwasi (spoken word), Amara Onwuka, Awanto3, Bokoesam, Carlos Valdes,
De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig, Donnie, Eddy de Clercq, CUT_, Edson da Graça, Het Gezelschap, Joost van Bellen, Khalil, Naaz, Nusodia, Pakhuis De Zwijger with Rosa Anders & Milan van der Meulen, Pape Seck, Regginald Bosnie, Steven Pieters, The Flexican, Yung Nnelg
Presentation: Harm Edens, Tess Milne, Floortje Dessing, Shamiro van der Geld
Desertification is one of the most urgent threats to mankind, causing food and water scarcity, poverty, climate change and millions of climate refugees. The Raindance Project aims to create awareness for the key role nature plays in mitigating global warming, celebrate the regreening successes so far, but most of all demonstrate the urgency of climate change and promote one of the major solutions, nature.
The Raindance Project is a true decade plan 2020 – 2030 and an open invitation to the rest of the world to join. Together with international partners such as the UN Environment it is the time to change the course of our narrative:
“If we can warm up the earth, we can also cool it down”
Dutch radio station 3FM is supporting The Raindance Project and will be present at the event. The event can also be followed via the official socials of Justdiggit, The Raindance Project and 3FM.
In Africa The Raindance Project will be held in rural and drought-stricken areas, to inspire and activate the farmers who are implementing re-greening and rainwater harvesting techniques and spread the word.
Raindance rituals have existed as long as humanity, originating from droughts in historic times and seem to be more relevant than ever today. Ancient landscape restoration techniques combined with the latest technologies are `introduced on a global scale to bring back healthy ecosystems and rejuvenate our planet for all generations to come:
For he who brings rain, brings life.
Kenyan National Acts/Speakers: Avril & St P, Bahati, Dj Kace, Musonda Mumba (UN Environment), Nameless,
Peter Sankale, Wahu, Noonkotiak Women Group-Osiram Maasai.
Tanzania National Acts/Speakers: Ben Pol, Jaymondy, Joh Makini, Mpwapwa All Stars, Nyati Mchoya.