Strike a Chord


A Celebration of Women’s Voices

Aim

The aim of this project is to create ongoing awareness of issues affecting women and youth in South Africa - and to raise funds to support woman and youth empowerment initiatives.

Our society has become accustomed to images in the media of what they should look like, how they should dress, what they should buy and the unattainable ideals of who they should aspire to become - often aligning entertainment with irresponsible behaviour.

Although these stereotypes are true for some, the media, due to sensationalism - often overlook the side of musicians that are hardworking, where grueling hours are spent moulding their careers; how politics influenced the careers musicians and acknowledging that the same type of gender struggles faced in the workplace can also be found in the music industry.

With this in mind we will continue to highlight, celebrate and honour the struggle of women who contributed to South African democracy – and musicians who stuck to their ideals making music for the sake of artistic appeal.

In 2006 our sold out inaugural event raised R 20 000.00 for the upgrade of St. Georges Home for Girls in Wynberg, Cape Town. The event was boosted by the support and live performance of the International UK singing sensation Heather Small from the M-PEOPLE. This event forms part of PPP’s commitment to promote Gender Equality and to Empower women as part of the Millennium Development Goals.