Hip Hop music will be used to raise awareness on social issues. And Fijian Australian hip-hop artist and community worker Thelma Thomas aka MC Trey has recently volunteered her time to assist members of FemLINKPacific’s Generation Next Project. For five days, MC Trey worked with Generation Next to co-write and produce music around the theme: Enhancing women’s participation for conflict prevention.
“I will present free lyric writing, beat-making and digital storytelling workshops for Suva-based young women, on behalf of Fiji Youth Initiative (FYI),” she said in a statement.
“A collaborative group song will be created which reflects and comments on social issues.
“The young women are from Femlink’s Generation Next project, which trains young women in media skills.”
MC Trey said the content created in the workshops would be used as part of their broadcast content.
“The workshops will provide a creative space to transfer young women’s voices to highlight the importance of women in decision-making from the local level to national arena,” she said.