Shain Foundation is a production house for music projects and youth in Sierra Leone and the Netherlands.
Sangiorgio Dallajee Blonk is a young artist who explores the worlds of media, music, art and fashion. He translates traditional ideas, rules and patterns to create new shapes, methods and interpretations
In his free work, Dallajee focuses on the romantic, mysterious, melancholic qualities of his - sometimes grim - environment and plays with current ideas about the beauty and loneliness of city life.
In her work Tamar Rozenblat brings together multiple worlds; the visible and the invisible. She tries to create and capture atmospheres that touch an audience.
She thinks it is important to counterbalance the hectic pace of the accelerating world, which she believes is often accompanied by superficiality. She tries to bring eternity into the now or the eternal.
The work of Ramaz Goiati is not easy to interpret. The artist's approach seems impulsive, associative and unpredictable. The works have their three-dimensionality in common, but within that they take full freedom in terms of content.
His works are narrative, they tell stories, fairytales in the almost childlike form that go with it, but just like fairy tales, that form is only there to bring out the seriousness and cruelty.
25th of November 2005. Amsterdam Saw the rise of a new foundation. Shain Foundation. Hope and promise for Sierra Leone. Reggae talent torn apart by war, brought together by music. The Shain Foundation was founded by AnneMarie Tiebosch, the widow of the late reggae legend Amara Kabba who died in 2003. Amara fled the extreme violence of the 1991-2001 civil war. This brutal war tore up the entire region and various warlords exploited youth making them serve as child soldiers. During his life Amara and AnneMarie supported Sierra Leonean talent to make their dreams come true. Amara shared his lifework with the youthful talent with the aim that others also should have the chance to build up a life for themselves