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PIMP MY AID WORKER

Oslo, Lusaka and the world, 2011

OUR VISION:  A WORLD WHERE REAL COMPASSION INCLUDES A SENSE OF REAL EQUALITY, WHERE SERIOUSNESS OF PURPOSE INCLUDES A SENSE OF HUMOUR, WHERE GENEROSITY INCLUDES MORAL CLARITY, WHERE THE BLACK AID BACK AND WHITE’S NOT UPTIGHT, WHERE WE TAKE EACH OTHER SERIOUSLY AND SMILE AT EACH OTHER’S PREJUDICES – AS WE MOVE TOGETHER AS ONE.

PIMP MY AID WORKER is more than just a song, video and fashion show – it’s the seeds of a new philosophy. In the way the developing world is usually depicted in the media and aid agencies’ promotional campaigns, poor brown people dominate the stage. PMAW would like, for once, to put in the spotlight those who are behind the wheels of the ever-rolling aid caravans, those refugees from a life in boredom, those whose lancets of idealism are tested against the windmills of reality every day of the year: the aid worker.

By listening to, watching, forwarding, purchasing and downloading Aid Aid’s PIMP MY AID WORKER single, composed and performed for the occasion by Zambia’s biggest stars, you can contribute to making the Pimp My Aid Worker fashion show in Nairobi, Kenya in November 2011 a reality! All proceeds from Pimp My Aid Worker sales will go to the Pimp My Aid Worker foundation, and in their entirety be used for African designers, African artists and African musicians helping to pimp our aid workers through fashion, music and arts all over the continent in the time to come.

We are currently seeking: African and non-African artists and fashion/costumes designers who would like to create exciting new work-and leisure wear for aid workers for the Nairobi Pimp My Aid Fashion show in Nov/Dec 2011. Please fill out and submit our application form (hyperlink to application form) with the necessary contact information and if possible some examples of your work.

Are you an African or non-African singer/musician/producer and would like to do a REMIX of the Pimp My Aid Worker song in your own style and/or tradition? Please send us a word and, if possible, along with some sample(s) of your previous work to (email). From your contributions, we will release a Pimp My Aid Worker remix compilation CD for the fashion show in Nairobi Nov/Dec 2011 on the Young Aspiring Professionals label. 

WE ARE WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU AND/OR YOUR ORGANISATION!

WWW.PIMPMYAID.ORG


Director and Producer: Morten Traavik Assistant director: Sissel M Bergh Line Producer: Milumbe Haimbe Cinematographers: Martin Libskov Bruun & Antonnio C Katakwe B-photo: Sissel M Bergh Editor: Kathrine Granlund / Snöball Film Post-production: Snöball Film 

Filmed on location in Lusaka, Zambia July 2010

Song written and composed by: Kalinosi C Mutale/Chama Kabumbu/ Kizito Like/ Morten Traavik Produced and engineered by: Kizito Like Mixed by: Jørgen Træen and Kjetil T. Møster at Duper, Bergen, Norway Recorded at: Evelyn Hone, Lusaka, Zambia July 2010 Written and composed by: Kalinosi C. Mutale/Chama Kabumbu/ Kizito Like/ Morten Traavik

Produced and engineered by Kizito Like, Mixed by Jørgen Træen and Kjetil Møster. 

Coordinators: Sissel M. Bergh and Mia Habib.

Performed by: Bass guitar: Nzovwa Chambaka, Drums: Peter Kamana, Lead guitar: Innocent M. Mutemwa, Keyboards: Lazarus Muma, Additional guitar: Morten Traavik.

Vocals (in order of appearance): Uncle Henry (Henry Silwimba), Angela Nyirenda ,Teddy Zondi, Gideon Phiri, Alice Chuma, Lyambi Ngulube, Kaporoots (Emmanuel Kapotwe), Mozegater, Gilbert Kaluba, King David, Donald Muma, Lucy Phiri, Humphery K. Lubumbe and Nkumbu Chipeso.

Additional vocals: Fostina Chitalu, Chama Kabumbu, Petronella Longwani, Kalinosi C. Mutale and Rainbow (Laulin Mutale).

Special guests: Alice Chuma, Angela Nyirenda, Mozegater and King David



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