- Spicy Waffles
Can massive dance/houseparties like Dance Valley or Sensation replace charity and NGO activities in Africa?
I'm from Holland, but living in West and Central Africa for about 12 years. A newcomer cannot see that most NGO's and organizations like Unicef create more damage than good in these parts. I'm convinced that Africa would do so much better if all NGO's and charity organizations are banned for life. Instead, we need big party organizers like for example ID&T to ship their equipment and expertise here, and give birth to large, multi-stage festivals, hence creating jobs, awareness and hope for youths. Within a year or two, most countries having festivals like Dance Valley will stand on their own feet, without interference of selfish NGO's. Most Westerners have no idea what's going on here. Together with some local sponsors I've organized outdoor parties for over 4000 visitors on African soil, but DJ's/artists from outside the continent were reluctant to join the line-up. However, I'm convinced that digital dance-music will transform this continent!