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Humanitarian Bazaar produces projects focused on how peope survive war and disaster.
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Humanitarian Bazaar produces creative projects focused on how people survive war and disaster. Founded in 2009, Humanitarian Bazaar began as an online community where crisis responders and locals effected by crisis could meet, network, and produce creative, unfiltered media about how people survive. Since launching our first project, HELO Magazine (“helo” is a slang term for helicopter), we have grown to include not only media storytelling, but also projects for supporting music, arts, youth outreach, refugee assistance, and protection in tough places. We served as lead producer and co-founder of the Somali Sunrise Concert Tour for Peace, which featured Somali hiphop group and guests ranging from K’naan to Alsarah performing on tour from Minneapolis to Mogadishu. The tour included the historic Mogadishu Music Festival, Somalia, and the Journey of Peace Festival in Dadaab, Kenya. Our latest project is an innovation of civilian protection called, the War Survivors Advisory.

Prior to that, we helped Combat Comms produce the Sound Central Festival, Afghanistan’s first rock and alternative music fest. Our new feature documentary, Live from Mogadishu, telling the story of Somali hiphop group Waayaha Cusub’s journey to help end the war, is currently in rough cut phase and will premiere in summer 2017. We are also creative advisor to Matar Productions, helping them to launch the new documentary, Syrian Metal is War, also in 2017. Our work has been covered by CNNThe New YorkerThe AtlanticRolling StoneWNYC SoundcheckNBCCBS, Aljazeera, LA Times, The Guardian, BBC, and Reuters. We are based in Brooklyn but thrive as an international network with team in Sarajevo, Mogadishu, Nairobi, Kabul, Istanbul, London, and Amsterdam. Recently, we have run many of our media projects out of Cafe Bolero in Bascarsija, the old town of Sarajevo, Bosnia. Join us =>   FACEBOOK PAGE   |   FACEBOOK DISCUSSION GROUP  |  TWITTER  |


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