Sanap Wantaim Campaign announces musical concert

The Sanap Wantaim Campaign youth organising committee has announced a musical concert, which will be held at the Taurama Aquatic Centre.

The concert will take place on the 2nd of December.

This is to celebrate those who are standing together at the vanguard of a new normal in Port Moresby; one where women and girls are safe, respected and able to live their lives with dignity and independence.

The concert is part of the Sanap Wantaim Campaign that calls for men and boys, women and girls, from all walks of life, to conceive and implement ideas and activities that will embrace their role in making the city safe.

The concert will attract international attention and capitalise on widespread support for the cause of safety for women and girls, not just in PNG but globally.

NCD Governor Powes Parkop declared 2016 as the year of Safe City for women and girls; and upon the understanding that FIFA U-20 Women World Cup will be hosted in Port Moresby starting this Sunday, has dedicated this World Cup to the cause of ending violence against women and girls.

UN Women executive director, Phumzile Mlambo- Ngcuka, Governor Parkop and Minister for Sports, Justin Tkatchenko, will be guest speakers at the concert.

The concert will feature PNG pop music sensations like Jay Liesi (aka Prote- J) and Samantha Clark, and other prominent PNG artists alongside an ensemble of choirs from churches across the city.

The full Police Band will also accompany the choir in conjunction with the legendary Ben Hakalitz and his well-known Melafunk band.

Internationally-renowned conductor and composer, Dr. Timothy Corlis, will conduct the orchestra and choir.

Annette Kora