The ‘Black Street Project’ is about young people in Sierra Leone and the UK collaborating creatively with the aim of creating a positive impact.
‘Black Street’ is the self given name of a group of displaced young people living in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, notorious for drugs and crime. Many in Black Street used to be child soldiers during the countries civil war and now work as prostitutes & thieves. Many are drug addicts.
With the support of a local youth organization called AUCAYD a group of musicians from Black Street (called STREET UNIT) are using music to transform their ways of crime and violence into a culture of creativity.
Faolan Jones, one half video production kingpins Junglewire Film, met STREET UNIT last year during a visit to Sierra Leone. When he got back to the UK he approached Trevor Rose from CRS (Community Recording Studio, St Annes, Nottingham) to put down a fundraising song with STREET UNIT. Trevor introduced Faolan to rising vocal star NINA SMITH and hip-hop legend SCORZAYZEE. Armed with a beat produced by NICK STEZ he flew back to Sierra Leone in April 2010 and filmed the music video and a short documentary profiling STREET UNIT.
STREET UNIT VS SCORZAYZEE & NINA SMITH ‘WE RISE’ (THE BLACK STREET PROJECT)
Street Unit vs Scorzayzee & Nina Smith ‘We Rise’ is available on iTunes. All profits go to support creative projects on Black Street.
Watch the BLACK STREET documentary:
To find out more visit: http://blackstreetproject.wordpress.com/
Music produced by Nick Stez (CRS ENTERTAINMENT)
Music video by Faolan Jones http://junglewirefilm.wordpress.com/
STREET UNIT vocals recorded by AUCAYD http://aucayd.org/
‘BLACK STREET’ The Documentary
The aim is to sell as many copies of the song as possible with all profits going towards supporting creative projects on BLACK STREET. Please go and support HERE
The film has received mass acclaim and today we learned it won the Human Rights Award at the coverted Bang Film Festival – Big Up!