LesLine and fellow Cameroonian music stars Blaise B, Ewube and Malgic perform the peace anthem “Stand for Peace”
Niki Heat Entertainment queen, LesLine, releases the highly anticipated music video for the peace anthem, “Stand for Peace”. The song is part of a social justice campaign to promote peace through music.
“Stand for Peace” represents the first major project by Afro-jazz artist
For the last 3 years, armed conflict has pitted government forces against independence fighters and with no end in sight.
Defining peace with
Three main themes run through it:
- Grey and white costumes worn by the artists represent a play between what is – war, pain, and agony versus what should be – peace, justice, and harmony.
- The dominantly somber lighting is an indication of the general mood of a country in times of war. In addition, this gloomy depiction communicates the precarious condition faced by children. They in turn, symbolize victims of war and conflict anywhere in the world.
- The contemporary dance duo, which is a mime of the song’s lyrics, represents the disorder and chaos that occurs during conflicts. The dance also acts out efforts to dialogue amidst the fighting. The dance ends with a sort of settlement; evidenced by the smiles and return of the dancers to a peaceful state of sleep.
During its 50th anniversary celebration in 2013, the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government adopted a ‘Solemn Declaration’ vision of ending all wars in Africa by 2020. Certainly,
The audio release of “Stand for Peace” on September 21, 2018, coincided with the International Day for Peace. Since then, the song has featured on numerous blogs and several national and international media outlets such as Canal 2, Sweet FM, CRTV, Voice of America, BBC, France 24, and Reuters.
“Stand for Peace” was produced by M1 Studio in Buea, Cameroon and ArtNurin directed the music video.
Watch and pass on the message of peace by sharing the video with your friends, family, and community.