Sing along for clean water! On 30 September 2019 at 8 p.m. the Berlin-based jazz singer Jocelyn B. Smith and the Southern Sudanese artists’ collective AnaTaban invite you to a concert “We sing black tide – singt mit und für sauberes Wasser” in the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church at Breitscheidplatz.
The lyricist of the song is the artist Terry Swartzberg, who initiated the evening together with the Konstanz human rights and aid organization Hoffnungszeichen | Sign of Hope e.V.. With this event, the organisation draws attention to the environmental catastrophe in Southern Sudan caused by the oil industry and advocates the human right to clean water for those affected. The evening will be supported by other musicians, soloists and various Berlin choirs. The video message of this evening will go around the world via social media.
The Southern Sudanese artist collective AnaTaban will perform the song “Black Tide” together with the Berlin choirs, among others members of the choir “Different Voices of Berlin”, the Berlin Soul Choir and the Holzmarkt Choir, under the direction of the singer Jocelyn B. Smith. The song tells of the struggle of the Southern Sudanese for clean water and against oil pollution, which threatens their livelihood. …
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