Sudan Votes Music Hopes is a project initiated by Berlin based M.!.C.T. (Media In Cooperation and Transition), a media development organisation who ‘focus on the interplay between conflict, media coverage and reconciliation in crisis regions’, in particular the Middle East and Northern Africa. The Sudan project began back in 2010 when a casette compilation was distributed throughout the country on of eve of last year’s monumental election (the first since the end of the civil war in 2005). The compilation brought together some of Sudan’s most respected artists in an attempt to encourage political participation and let people know that they could have a say in their country’s future.
After another monumental vote, this weekend Southern Sudan became the world’s newest nation, gaining independence from its northern neighbour. Coinciding with the elections, Sudan Votes Music Hopes releases the third of its remix EPs, this time in conjunction with Akwaaba Music, again promoting and celebrating free and fair elections and political participation in Sudan. SVMH Remixed 003 takes tracks by two Sudanese artists (Salam Nubia ft. Alsarah & Yousif Elmosley) and offers them up to two remixers, this time Neo Project #2 (AKA Tyler Pope from !!!, LCD Soundsystem…) and German producer/DJ, Edward. It is a really interesting project and well worth supporting: