DJ GAYTT Wins Best Song in French for the VOICE Contest in the DRC

October 14, 2011 - IFES

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DJ GAYTT's song "Je Vous Invite" was named Best Song in French in a voter education songwriting contest. Search for Common Ground

The winner of Best Song in French for the Voter Opinion and Involvement through Civic Education (VOICE) contest in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been announced. DJ GAYTT, artist and radio star from Bukavu (South Kivu Province), won the prize for Je Vous Invite, a song that encourages voters to cast their ballot during the November general elections. 

IFES, in partnership with Search for Common Ground (SFCG), organized and implemented the contest to find a song that would motivate the Congolese to vote in the upcoming elections.

IFES announced the competition through a network of community radios around the country. A total of 14 artists and community radio stations entered. The contest had three categories: Best Song in French, Best Song in Swahili and Best Song for Youth. 

Two thousand CDs have been produced and distributed to 14 partner radio stations in Bandundu, South Kivu, Maniema and Katanga, ensuring widespread airplay of the song. Each winning artist and radio station also shared a cash award of 1,000,000 Congolese Francs ($1,113 US).

To listen to the song, click here.

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