Local talents take part in global song contest


The Rio+20 Global Youth Music Contest is a global song competition launched in September 2011 in Austria.

It is a contest for young people organised on the occasion of United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20 Earth Summit) to be held in June 2012 in Brazil.

The first prize winners from each category will be rewarded with a trip to Rio de Janeiro to take part in the Rio+20 Earth Summit and make youth voices heard during a public performance they will give to share the message of global youth.

Micheal Savy, Martin Lebon  and Dean Estico are three well-known artists taking part in the competition along with eight other amateurs who have previously taken part of the Jj Spirit’s Sesel i annan talan contest.

Joel Bacco, the foundation’s public relations manager said the team submitted their music videos before the deadline which was on March 18.

“We have decided to take part in the contest because we wanted to be part of a project that shows our three Rs – Responsibility, Realistic and Resilience,” he said.

A workshop was organised by the foundation and the Department of Environment on February 4, 2012 at the National Cultural Centre.

The aim of the workshop was to get representatives from the environment department and other non-governmental organisations to give presentations on climate change, sustainable lifestyle and sustainable development milestone, to give the artists a better idea on words to use when writing their lyrics.

Mr Bacco said the workshop brought more awareness on the need and importance of preserving the environment.



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