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Cantopop for Peace

Cantopop classics like “Below the Lion Rock” remind people how songs can bring people from all walks of life together. In trying times, we need the power to unite people again and face the challenges together. In this competition, participants can compose peace-themed lyrics for a piece of Cantopop melody. During creation, we will learn the history and culture of Hong Kong Cantopop, bringing peace and positive emotion to the community.

Cantopop for Peace actually achieving the 17SDGs by reducing inequalities. Some of the minority may have less chance in participating lyric creating activity. Through Cantopop for Peace, the participants can create their own lyrics and learn the history of the Cantopop, which helps building the sustainable community.

Programme details

Target Participants

Participants must enrol as a team of 2 to 6 people who are:
  • Aged 8 to 25
  • Fluent in Cantonese

awards

Name Age group Award
Junior CantoPop for Peace Award For participants aged 8 – 11 Certificate
Teen CantoPop for Peace Award For participants aged 12 – 18 Certificate
CantoPop for Peace Award For participants aged 18 or above Certificate

1

Enrolment

To join this programme, form a team of 2 to 6 eligible members and click “join programme” to fill in the application form.

Upon successful application, your team will be given a piece of melody, for which they will compose Cantonese lyrics on the theme of peace.

The composition must be completed and submitted before the deadline.

2

Workshops

Two workshops will be organised for participants to help them familiarise themselves with the history of CantoPop, Cantonese lyrics composition, and be briefed on how to submit their work using the online submission platform. All participants are required to attend both workshops.

All workshops will be delivered online via Zoom. Login details are provided to you after you have enrolled in the programme.

Workshop 1
History & culture of CantoPop

Description description

Workshop Tutor
Candy Liu

Candy Liu .....

Workshop sessions
Participants should attend any one session for each workshop.
Session 1 – Cantonese
Date Time
videocam Join class
Session 2 – Cantonese
Date Time
videocam Join class

Workshop 2
Cantonese Lyrics Writing Technique

Description description

Workshop Tutor
Gigi Chi Ying LAM

Gigi Lam is a musician-educator and workshop facilitator in schools, hospitals and community centres across Hong Kong and the UK. She is the co-founder of Little Bean Theatre, a family Cantonese theatre based in London. She is currently studying in a doctoral degree at Royal College of Music, London.

Workshop sessions
Participants should attend any one session for each workshop.
Session 1
Date Time
videocam Join class
Session 2
Date Time
videocam Join class
Session 3
Date Time
videocam Join class
Session 4
Date Time
videocam Join class

3

Competition

After the workshops, participants compose Cantonese lyrics for the piece of melody and submit their work to the online submission platform provided.

Four pieces of work with the best written lyrics and peace message will be selected, and their authors awarded a Certificate of Distinction.

All compositions must be submitted on or before

29 March 2021
Days
Overdue

4

Publication

All submissions will be given to a panel of judges for evaluation. The panel will select the team with the best composition as the winning team.

The winning team may be invited to record their work in a studio, which will be published on online streaming platforms.

The UNESCO Hong Kong Association Glocal Peace Centre reserves all rights to the songs created in this programme.