We asked for 10 educational skate-packs which included a skateboard, a helmet, four protective pads alongside a collection of educational kits (i.e. a notepad, etc.). Each skate-pack had a cost of £150 - the equivalent of €168, $199 or 14,209 MZN.100% of the money raised was donated to Maputo Skate, including gofundme commission which was matched by Keep•It•Human.
Our NGO partner Maputo Skate is a non-profit organization aiming to educate children and young people from 5 to 17 years of age with gender equality, through skateboarding, occupying their free time and at the same time educating so that they do not follow the path of alcohol and drugs.
In 2011, world-leading Percussionist Miquel Bernat commissioned a number of European Composers, including NOVARS director Ricardo Climent, to write new musical works for the Timbila of Mozambique. The project aimed to merge European and African cultures throughout the Timbila Instrument of the Chopi people, which was investigated as a source for music composition and performance. A number of members of Drumming-GP Percussion group (Portugal) led by Miquel Bernat, undertook several field-work trips to Mozambique, in liaison with timbila player Matchume Zango. Drumming-GP learnt to play the timbila and one by one, acquired a set of instruments to complete a full timbila orchestra.
Climent composed a new work called "Xi" for Bernat, which is documented at http://timbila.org/
Pictured above Alena Mesarosova and Manu Ferrer commmissioned by Climent to scan and 3D design a family of Mbilas for "Xi"
Ricardo Climent, founder of Keep it Human and Professor of Interactive Music Composition at University of Manchester, UK, where he serves as director of the NOVARS Research Centre and served a decade as head of Composition. Currently partner PI at University of Manchester of Culture Europe Grant EASTN-DC.
An important part of the development of this game is supported by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, via EASTN-DC Manchester and its programme or artistic / scientific residencies. EASTN-DC incorporated Spanish/Slovak Interdisciplinary group Manusamo & Bzika to its programme.