Saturday, 3 August 2013

In Review: South Sudan Oyee Live

The very first event of its kind, South Sudan Oyee Live was a night filled with entertainment, national pride and highlights of amazing charities and sponsors supporting South Sudan. 

The focus of the night was the JUBALINK charity, a charity which links St Mary's Hospital in the Isle of Wight with the Juba Teaching Hospital in South Sudan. JUBALINK works to improve healthcare facilities in South Sudan as well as the expertise of South Sudanese healthcare professionals.

South Sudan Oyee Live was also sponsored and supported by the following: 
The Republic of South Sudan Embassy London have also given an overwhelming amount of support to the organisers.  

After the introduction and the Q & A session with the JUBALINK charity, the show began. The first artist on stage was DYNAMQ, who showcased his RUKA Muzik, a new genre of music which is currently taking East Africa by storm.  

DYNAMQ's first time live in London

DYNAMQ was supported by DJ Dubwise, an amazing DJ hailing from Kenya who is also very supportive of South Sudan.

Left to right: DYNAMQ, DjDubwise and Emmanuel Jal

Later on in the night, Emmanuel Jal entertained the audience with his songs of peace. He also brought in elements of South Sudanese traditional culture to the stage.

Both artists captivated the audience and enabled us to celebrate South Sudan's Independence the way we've never done before. 

The last, sweet and gentle addition to the program was up and coming, amazing spoken word artist, Sanna Arman

Sanna on stage

My personal highlight of the wonderful night was the focus on the JUBALINK charity and the sponsors. The event was well-attended by the youth and the aunties and uncles of the South Sudanese community, as well as the friends of South Sudan who came and supported the country's second independence. 

It goes without saying that without the sacrifice of the volunteers, the artists and TAMAM Global (particularly the team of girls who worked tirelessly to set up this event), this event would not have been possible.

South Sudan Oyee Live was a landmark event, which can only be build upon to become bigger and perhaps even become a global brand.

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