Mbira Centre

Traditional Music in the Schools in Zimbabwe

From AllAfrica.com

“In its campaign to have traditional mbira integrated into the country’s education system, the Mbira Centre will today officially hand over to the Culture Fund of Zimbabwe and the EU delegation 50 mbiras and 50 mbira resonators commissioned for manufacture and distribution in The Mbira Centre’s “Mbira in Schools” Project.”

http://allafrica.com/stories/201408140432.html (paid content)

Young Appalachian Musicians (YAM)

Three (or more) cheers for YAM!

From Greenville Online: “It’s an amazing thing to see a young girl pick up an instrument that she’s only had for three days and play a complex bluegrass song on it…That’s what happens from time to time with the kids who join the Young Appalachian Musicians (YAM) program. “From the start, Ella was on fire,” says Susan Ware-Snow, the volunteer instructor who has taught 10-year-old Ella Hennessee for the past couple of years.”

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/entertainment/2014/08/18/students-learn-keep-appalachian-music-alive/14220389/

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