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Chance for artists in Fair Play 2020 contest

A chance has come up for artists including Malawi to participate in the Fair Play 2020 contest.

Last year the country did well when Faith Mussa, made it and had a chance to attend an anti-corruption gathering in Netherlands where he also performed.

A press statement from the organisers says they were looking for fresh voices against corruption and social injustice and that artists must submit their videos by April 12 2020 to perform in Seoul, South Korea.

According to the press statement, Fair Play is a global movement of young musicians speaking out against corruption and social injustice in their communities and beyond.

The campaign calls on musicians (18-35 years) to create music videos that take on corruption and raise awareness through their art.

The statement says Fair Play selects the best groups to perform at Fair Play Live, which takes place during the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in the world’s largest anti-corruption event.

This year the gathering will be held in Seoul, South Korea from June 2 to 5 2020.

The statement further says that the sixth edition of Fair Play is now officially open and receiving applications.

“Musicians around the world are called on to create and submit original songs on the theme of anti-corruption, integrity and the fight for social justice. They must do so before the deadline of April 12 2020,” reads the statement.

The statement says Fair Play will select one to three bands to perform in Seoul and participate in the IACC and Fair Play Bootcamp.

“It is a unique opportunity to connect with other socially engaged bands, receive training on how to amplify your music and activism, tap into a global anti-corruption network and of course, perform for an amazing audience,” says the statement.

Faith yesterday called on Malawian artists within the required age bracket to apply.

“It is one of the biggest platforms. I would encourage fellow artists to apply. It is a great meeting place for creative too,” the ‘Mdidi’ star said.

Apart from Faith, the other previous winners in Fair Play include Nasseman (Liberia), Rain in Sahara (India), Haha Que Pase (Colombia), Barbaroots (Tunisia), Youssra El Hawary (Egypt), Des Bruces Ami (Colombia) and SIMPONI (Indonesia).

Fair Play is organised by JM International, the world’s largest youth-music non-profit together with Transparency International, the world’s leading non-governmental force in the fight against corruption.

The campaign is supported by international artists such as Blitz the Ambassador, Akua Naru, Harrison Stafford, Alika, Dubioza Kollektiv, Choc Quib Town and Blue King Brown.

The statement says that Fair Play Live takes place in the context of IACC, which is the world’s premier global forum for bringing together heads of state, civil society, the private sector and more to tackle the increasingly sophisticated challenges posed by corruption hosting from 800 to 2000 participants from over 135 countries worldwide.

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