Monday, December 6, 2010

The Hills of Music Team

The Founder:
Unity Dow

Unity Dow is known in Botswana to be 'a woman of the law',  being a lawyer and the first female judge in Botswana's high court, most would only see the side of her that is passionate about law.
However, Unity has had a secret that she has been passionate about for years. Realising that it was not very often that foreign as well as local communities got together and celebrated where they were from, what their cultures represented, and shared with others their exotic foods and their beautiful adornments, she wanted to have a annual festivals that could get together all nations that currently reside in Botswana, one that promoted unity, harmony, color, community and great fun for all those who are passionate about music, art, culture and food.
The Hills of Music International Music, Art, Food and Dress Festival was then born in 2010.
Her motto regarding this exciting project is

"Any dream that stays unrealised soon becomes a nightmare"

The Project Coordinator:
Lebogang Maruapula

Being a communication specialist, Lebo was engaged on this project to oversee the project and develop communication strategies as well as publicity initiatives. Lebo is passionate about all things communication and projects such as The Hills of Music are the type that are her driving force.
She studied for a BA Mass Communication and her strengths lie in communication strategies, public relations and brand representation and positioning.
Lebo is in charge of charting the event's communication, publicity and sponsorship initiatives. 

Lebo is the contact person for all enquiries.

The Talent Manager:
Hellen Dikobe

Helen is a professional performing artist who was nominated for a number of musical awards at the BOMU Music awards, Botswana.
Helen is also a songwriter whose work has been used by artists and charity initiatives in Botswana. 
Helen has joined the team as the Talent Manager, of course due to her own talent as a performing artist and her 11 year experience in the industry.
She scouts and manages talent for The Hills of Music. 

The Public Relations Intern:
Boago Diswai

Boago is a BA Mass Communication student in Curtin University, Malaysia.
Being in the final year of her studies she was attached to The Hills of Music to help with Public Relations initiatives of the project. 
Boago intends to let her work on the project help her build her portfolio and help her become a fully fledged Public Relations practitioner.

The Public Relations and Marketing Intern:
Boipelo Tapologo

Currently pursuing her Associate Degree in Broadcasting at Limkokwing University of Creative Technology Botswana, Boipelo is the Public Relations and Marketing Intern at The Hills of Music. 
She is heavily involved in dealing with the event's external stakeholders on a daily basis. 
She seeks to take away experience in Public Relations, Marketing and Event management to further her career. 
Boipelo aspires to be a radio personality and hopes the experience at The Hills will add to her being able to deal with people of different calibers. 

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