“Hello Friends, I am Carla Cocco, class of 1978.
I am a Sardinian singer but my heritage is Greek and I have been living in Rome for the past 20 years.
I’m on my fourth album, which will be released in 2018 and is definitely the most important because I anticipate it was designed exclusively to thank you for the help you want to give me.
This dream of mine begins in 2015, when I represent Italy musically in Lusaka (Zambia), for the XV Week of Italian Language in the world.
Here I have the opportunity to visit the Bauleni compound and get to know the “African Voice Band“, a teenage band born in the courtyards of the ghetto.
My dream is called: “Africa Sarda Studio”, a recording studio/music school within the ghetto, which allows these kids to study, practice, autonomously record their music and take it out of the ghetto, also through the organization of a series of concerts, far from a reality that we all imagine.
In this way, the children would be the active protagonists of the development of the community they live in and would be removed from their inevitable fate of poverty, illiteracy, delinquency and drug addiction.
It would give them the chance to build a different, new, positive future. A room in the ghetto was already prepared and designed only for the study (50 square meters).
This crowdfunding campaign would, therefore, serve to partially cover the costs for the construction of the recording studio in the ghetto; expenses for a voice training course for the boys and costs for creating the record.
Music means sharing, empathy and love.
That’s why I thought about crowdfunding: a family, ours, the one we will build together, that will allow the realization not of a “one-way” selfish dream, but the one that could change forever these kids and life and ours, because we would be its creators.
We have so much to learn from them, their laughter, their smiles.
I have never chosen the easiest way, I have never chosen the most comfortable route. I always risked and I decided to do it again, this time together with you.
To donate to the Africa Sarda Studio project:
PRO LOCO DI VERNATE
C/c intestato a Pro Loco di Vernate
Cassa Rurale ed Artigianale di Binasco
Filiale di Moncucco di Vernate
Via Roma 21, Moncucco di Vernate 20080 (Milano)
Causale: Africa Sarda Studio
The works have already started! Stay tuned for more news!
Panjila means “on the way” in local language and it would like to become a meeting point, where knowledge is shared, where different people exchange about their backgrounds, cultures and stories.
The house is located in the heart of the compound, which offers to its hosts a taste of local lifestyle, allowing them to question themselves thanks to this immersion in the dynamics of the ghetto.
Our philosophy lead us to decide to live inside the compound, where the people we are work with is living.
We are talking about a small-sized accommodation, recently renovated and in excellent conditions. The standard is set higher than other structures in the compound, hence the running water in the kitchen and the bathroom, boiler for hot water, truss roof, false ceiling with resistant metal sheet, septic tank, security grid on the doors and windows, as well as a little garden with a water point. The house is composed of two bedrooms: one with 4 beds and the second one with 5 beds.
Our dream is to use the income of Panjila House in order to make the project and the In&out of the Ghetto in large independent self sustainable.
What we are expecting from our guests is to discover, to feel, to live the beauty of the compound and… to leave a significant and important book for their life to keep in our bookshelf, “a special present sign of their presence”
…on the way to Bauleni!
Panjila House – Plot No. 22/ 09
P.O. Box 33208
Bauleni Compound Lusaka Zambia
Phone +260 953530627
Office +260 9540080848
Facebook: Panjila House
“The world is like a book and those who do not travel only know one page”