Sweet Dreams (Are Made of this)

I bet everyone thought it’s Marilyn Manson…yes..but no..this song originally wrote by Eurythmics (the British new wave music duo).. this song is about saying that here we are in our existence, trying to make sense of our lives and to survive and In the end, we are expendable. In the end, we just fulfill a role. There’s nothing magical, unique or sweet about it. Hmmm… Do you agree with it? It’s actually depends on you how you would interpret the lyric… this is just something that can inspired you about life =)…enjoy!

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something

Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something

Hold your head up, keep your head up, movin’ on
Hold your head up, movin’ on, keep your head up, movin’ on
Hold your head up, movin’ on, keep your head up, movin’ on
Hold your head up, movin’ on, keep your head up

Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused

Hold your head up, keep your head up, movin’ on
Hold your head up, movin’ on, keep your head up, movin’ on
Hold your head up, movin’ on, keep your head up, movin’ on
Hold your head up, movin’ on, keep your head up

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody’s looking for something

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Let the music unite us in combating HIV and AIDS!

What can music do to set our world free from HIV and AIDS? We agree that music is a universal  language and it can cross any borders in combating HIV and AIDS as a global pandemic. VFHA, Vanuatu Family Health Association, our Member Association from Vanuatu has combined a music competition, Reggae Faea, with a campaign to end HIV and AIDS in Port Vila. This event was organised by young people to campaign for sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) issues affecting young people in their community.

Before conducting this event, the organiser worked with many stakeholders. This event was intended not only to promote SRHR but also to support local unreleased bands! Besides that, young people from VFHA also worked to find sponsors to make sure Reggae FAEA can be held with  sufficient funding. Reggae Faea is a Youth initiative that is born under the Vanuatu Family Health Association’s Port Vila Project Site and is organized and run by youth volunteers. This project initiative is a good evidence that showcase good cooperation with young people is a must to strengthen youth  adult partnership.

Reggae Faea is an annual event in Vanuatu and is determined to be developed and upgraded in the years to come. Each year local bands are allowed to compose a song based on a given theme. The songs are judged by four judges, 2 experienced health professionals & 2 professional musicians.

This year’s  theme was “Getting to Zero” which is in line with the World AIDS Day’s theme. The winner of the competition was Young Life, received a 3 year term shield + 25,000VT (271 USD) Cash, followed by Tribal Chant with 15,000VT (162 USD) and Konserners with 10,000VT (108 USD).

The success of this event was achieved through the commitment of hard working youth volunteers  and with the cooperation of generous Sponsors and working partners. Thanks to PDF ( Pacific Development Foundation), The Vanuatu Ministry of Health HIV and AIDS unit, World AIDS day donors, Fes Napuan, Master Sounds, VFHA administration, MP Ralph Regenvanu, Naviti Internet Café, Paradise FM, Wilco, FM 107, The Reggae Faea Committee, Volunteers,  and Participating bands mentioned below and the crowd that swarmed in big groups to  be the audience!

Participants for this year were: Young Life, Konserners, Masamp crews, Shanty towns, Cool System, Antz in Tokyo, Tribal Chant, Ruff Haus, Smol Haus, Reggae Royalties & Lady Jersenals. What else can you do with music, guys?  😀