Music has the power to Unify People, Spark Change, Inspire Peace, End Wars    

Music has the power to Unify People, Spark Change, Inspire Peace and End Wars   

Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music – Jimi Hendrix

Promoting peace through music

The What About Us team are passionately committed to peace activism. We believe in Peace not War, Love not Hate and support initiatives with the same beliefs.

Music and song, it’s the one common language that unifies people, brings them closer together. It can also motivate millions of people and bring about change as evidenced by the music inspired peace movement of the 60’s which helped end the Vietnam war.

Music helped end the Vietnam war.

Another incredible impact of music was Live Aid in 1985 which raised awareness of famine in Africa and raised hundreds of millions in aid to alleviate the suffering of millions of people.  

Live Aid 1985: The Artists Sang For Famine Relief, Saved Millions Of Lives In Africa.

At a local level music is an art, an emotion enabling communities to engage through the language and magic of song, connecting people, building bridges of love.

The causes and consequence of war need to be challenged

We care about human rights, freedom of speech, disadvantaged people, and war refugees. We fight for the underdog, the poor, those persecuted because of their religious beliefs and those without a voice.

If a fraction of the trillions spent each year on arms, building armies, weapons that kill & maim, tanks, fighter jets, nuclear weapons, battleships was instead invested into community driven projects our world would be, without any doubt, more peaceful.
Our challenge, our goal is to bring about change, challenge the status quo, speak out against hate & war and promote love and peace. 

What About Us, Live on stage

The What About Us core is an anti-war live stage & music experience inspired, developed, and performed by a new generation of creative talent, young international artists representing a new generation demanding change. Much of the creativity originates in war torn countries, conflict zones and in underprivileged communities.

A What About Us jamming session for Israeli and Palestinian musicians, 2021.

Our creative focus and theme Peace not War connected us with artistic talent still recovering and reconciling from the troubles in Ireland. Our journey also brought us to Israel and Palestine, two countries plagued by wars. More recently we journeyed to Ukraine where we connected with local artists who share our values and goals.

A Movement for change

What About Us is more than music focused initiatives, it is a MOVEMENT giving a voice to young people with a desire to promote peace, protest war and speak up for their beliefs. Through our project workshops and inter community dialogue the multi-cultural artists are demonstrating that existing barriers to peace and harmony can be broken down and bridges built between people in conflict.

Supporting music and social projects in countries at war or in conflict

The What About Us team have initiated a number of music related projects. Our journey has connected us with music and song talent across Ireland, Israel, and Palestine where many of our contributing artists are based.

We also try to help people who are suffering in war zones. We have travelled to countries in conflict such Cameroon and provided the locals with medical supplies & equipment. We have driven 4 x 4 Jeeps loaded with medical across Europe and into Ukraine. The jeeps are being used to transport injured soldiers and civilians from the frontline to hospitals and safety. Though our contribution is very small, its helping to save lives and showing solidarity with the innocents, ordinary local people who only want a peaceful home for their families.   

What About Us brought jeeps and medical supplies to Ukraine in October 2023.