Music For Social Change
CMFD’s music for social change gets people up and moving. Our music collection is a pan-African musical journey – from a new take on marrabenta to Senegalese mbalakh and Nigerian afro-beat, and even samba, with some smooth sounding jazz thrown in the mix. But this music has a message – from xenophobia to women’s rights to rebuilding after a disaster. Music for Social Change has been a key part of CMFD Productions, including live performances by the Maputo-based band Sigauque Project, for over 20 years.
Music For Social Change Projects
Sigauque Project Band
Sigauque Project, a live band performing CMFD Productions’ original songs – monthly community shows in peri-urban Maputo, Mozambique, live DVD recording, and appearances at popular festivals like Swaziland’s renowned Bushfire festival and Africa Day Johannesburg, means music with a message reaches the mainstream. This Maputo-based band’s big danceable sound is a mix of some of the coolest rhythms in Africa.
Yet, Sigauque Project is more than a band. Self-funded Casa Sigauque [Sigauque House] in one of Maputo’s most impoverished neighbourhoods was established to bring music and arts into a community rarely able to access: free music classes to youth, including crowdfunded instruments and working in collaboration with Embassies and international cultural organisations multiple artistic performances.