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Africa

The Ambassadors’ Exchange, March 2019

Music Rises After Years of Oppression, by Timor Sultani (Sweden) After decades of darkness, light is coming to Kabul. Five years ago, Zohra Orchestra became Afghanistan’s first all-female orchestra, in a place where women’s rights were once destroyed by the Taliban. Zohra Orchestra,...
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Ten Years of Music Enlightenment Project, 2009-2019

The Music Enlightenment Project (MEP) was initially inspired and conceived as a response to requests for private music lessons, and to the identified need to occupy children after regular school time within the inner city of Johannesburg, South Africa. A few colleagues...
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The Ambassadors’ Exchange, February 2019

Music and Mission: Bridging the Years through Music by Axelle Miel (Philippines) On 9 February, the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth (OFY), led by their conductor Joshua Dos Santos, performed a pre-Valentine’s Day concert titled “Musika at Misyon” (Music and...
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Updates from El Sistema Kenya

El Sistema Kenya (ESK) has programs in two underprivileged areas of Nairobi, Kawangware and Waithaka.  ESK reports two recent changes they are working on.  First, they get many requests from people wanting to visit and/or teach, but often, the visits provide no funding,...
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Save the Date: Make Music Day will be 21 June

Every year, in increasing numbers, musicians around the world take to the streets on 21 June for Make Music Day.  The celebration began 36 years ago in France and now includes over 800 cities.  Amateur musicians, professionals, teachers giving free...
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The Ambassadors’ Exchange, January 2019

Honk, Blow ‘n Screech at OrKidstra by Jennifer Ong (Canada) As OrKidstra is growing, we are starting off the new year by welcoming a fresh group of beginner students, ages 8-12. Last week, to help these students make an informed...
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Ghetto Classics End-of-Year Concert + Video

Ghetto Classics in Kenya held a special concert on 18th November at St. John’s Community Centre in Korogocho. Students had the opportunity to showcase all of the work they had done this year. In lieu of ticket sales, attendees were...
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Youth Orchestra of Namibia News

The following are news updates from Youth Orchestra of Namibia: Our first two concerts of the second school term were at retirement homes. The first concert was on 29 June at Susanne Grau Heim and the next one was on 18...
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