Bala 2012

And everybody is finally back at the Bala. Everything looks the same apart from trees and plants that grew up quickly giving a bright green touch to the lands. Bad flooding affected the Bala area last April, bringing damages to houses and people but also watering the soil enough to turn it into the best time of the year to plough and sow.

Another big difference from last year is that finally the dormitory is finished. It’s big, colorful and plenty of light, with brick walls instead of iron sheets and it’s been quite emotional seeing the children happy in their new rooms.

Works on the dome are going on. We are in the phase of rendering and adding the final touch to the structure and then we’ll be able to go through the finishing and get everything ready by the beginning of September.

The first volunteer of the 2012 came to help us for one month. He’s Leon and we met in London while working at an earth-bag building for the Festival of the World , in Southbank until next September, along with other people coming from all over the world and got together thaks to the passion for earth building: only good vibes!

Monday July 16th, 2012Permalink Leave a comment

MZIKI FEST – Music for Africa

4people is proud to present: MZIKI FEST ☀ Music for Africa

A night of quality live music, excellent hand made pizza and fundraising.

SATURDAY 23 JUNE 2012
@ Dalston Eastern Curve Garden
E8 3DF, LONDON
6pm – 11pm
- FREE ENTRY -
100% of proceeds going to 4people’s projects at Bala Mercy Chldren’s Centre

4people is now raising money to support the Super Adobe project and the second part of 4people’s mission at the BMCC. The mission already started in May 2012 with the end date fixed for September 2012.

Come in the amazing landscape of the Dalston Garden, grab a slice of pizza, sit down in the nature and enjoy the amazing live bands.

>>>>>>>> LIVE MUSIC>>>>>WOOD OVEN PIZZA<<<<

♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬♫♬♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♫♬♩♪ LINE UP ♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬♫♬♩♪♫♩♪♫♬♩♪♫♬

AFFINITY
Originating from different cultural background but all passionate about the same universe: “music” in the sense of brotherhood and reunifying. The music is all about sharing according to their philosophy and they use it to demonstrate in their stage performance. Influenced by the Afro-Caribbean music but by all that modern music at its best, soul, hip hop, reggae, rock…! Blending and mixing is what their music is all about, and they are not scared to cross the boarders, that gives them their strength, their identity and all the interest of this young group.

BABILONDON
Babilondon are a fresh London based roots reggae band inspired by the sun, sea, and surf of frontman Zack Woolfson’s Portuguese background. The band have developed a strong unity having studied music together in London and their diverse mix of nationalities, personalities and different rootical cultures brings out a unique sound. Recently between great venues including Passing Clouds, Notting Hill Arts Club, Rich Mix and Hootanany, their sound is heating up the city! With a debut EP on the way, gigs and festivals booked, they are ready to take on any audience, get them skanking, and have a good time!
www.facebook.com/babilondon
www.myspace.com/babilondonuk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCnJIXUsQbk

RABBIT FOOT
Powered by animal skin, six string and vocals akin to the great old blues ladies, Rabbit Foot offer an indescribable sound. They’ve coined the term Swamp Boogie Blues to capture the “SRV meets Ali Farka at a West African Juke presided by Tom Waits and Nina Simone” vibe. Must be seen, Raw and mesmerizing, virtuosic and genuinely unique.
www.RabbitFootMusic.com
www.soundcloud.com/rabbit-foot-music

THE STATUE THIEVES
Formed in North London! The Statue Thieves are 3 Lads from various parts of Great Britain who have been introduced to this world with 1 mission to rock out! Catch them at various venues over coming months and here there new E.P coming soon to be recorded at The Legendary Britannia Row Studios Islington Yes once formerly owned by The Pink Floyd Themselves Dig!
www.myspace.com/thestatuethieves

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MZIKI FEST – Music for Africa
SATURDAY 23 JUNE 2012
@ Dalston Eastern Curve Garden
E8 3DF, LONDON
6pm – 11pm
- FREE ENTRY -
100% of proceeds going to 4people’s projects at Bala Mercy Chldren’s Centre

Info:
4people
+44 7980 644 888
4people.info@gmail.com
www.4-people.org
www.facebook.com/4people
And follow us on twitter @4peopleAfrica

4people is a small organisation run by volunteers who want to dedicate to aid projects and want to share their skills and experiences and gain many more while working for and with local people from the Bala community.

Tuesday June 12th, 2012Permalink 3 Comments