Cultures in Harmony Blog

Tunisia 2016!

In a time darkened by hate, what can you do to release more light into the world? When so many shrink away in fear, how can you reach out in love? Every year since 2005, Cultures in Harmony has sent musicians to Tunisia. Thanks to the Atlas Music Academy (our outstanding partners there) and the hard […]

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Philando Castile protest video

This video explores what #americancultureis, according to people protesting the killing of Philando Castile outside the governor’s mansion in St. Paul, Minnesota. What they say may surprise you, and the community of love they’ve built while protesting injustice will inspire you: 

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Yearlong project asking “What is American culture?” reaches halfway point

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 20, 2016 Contact: William Harvey CHICAGO—A project in which a concert violinist travels to each state for one week, asking the question “What is American culture?”, has reached its halfway point. That occasion will be marked with an eclectic musical event and broadcast in Chicago, as well as a fundraiser in […]

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American Culture: The Periscope Concert!

Saturday, April 2, 2016, at 5:00 p.m. EDT (21:00 GMT) Periscope handle: @cih2005 Tune in to this global music event showcasing American classical music for violin and piano, featuring violinist and Cultures in Harmony founder William Harvey and world-renowned concert pianist Frederic Chiu. Together, they will play music by Charles Ives, David Baker, George Gershwin, […]

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ABC Story and LaFate Pictures

The ABC affiliate in Philadelphia did a story about the Delaware week of Cultures in Harmony’s “What is American culture?” project! The camera crew came to LaFate gallery for my world premiere performance of “Four LaFate Pictures,” a solo violin work I composed based on paintings by Eunice LaFate. Check out those pieces on YouTube […]

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Turkey passacaglia

In 2015, our Passacaglia Project created passacaglias based on the same bass line with youth and musicians in the Bahamas, Turkey, Tunisia, Egypt, Zimbabwe, and Pakistan. Here is the video of the performance (in August 2015 at the church in Mustafapasha, Turkey) of the passacaglia created with children from Cappadocia, teachers from Klasik Keyifler, and […]

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Zimbabwe documentary

Our partners in Zimbabwe, Revival Arts Trust, released this documentary about our work there at the Pfumvudza Arts Festival: Thank you to them (especially to director Ronald Badza) for their partnership, to Mr. Ty Bhojwani for underwriting our work there, and to our other outstanding Zimbabwe partners, Dr. Solomon Guramatunhu of Eyes for Africa and […]

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Follow the project on the blog!

Please check the blog regularly for updates on our year-long American culture project! In case you miss them, here are the videos & reports for Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi.

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Year-Long Project asks “What is American Culture?”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January  4, 2016 Contact: William Harvey    Year-Long Project asks “What is American Culture?” Violinist to travel throughout 2016, one week per state INDIANAPOLIS—Music, food, literature, legend and faith: all those things—and more—make up the culture of an area. Each state takes the spotlight by turns in 2016 as a new program […]

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Live Periscope chat tomorrow

Tomorrow, Sunday, December 20, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. EST, William will be live on Periscope to chat about our ‪#‎AmericanCultureIs‬ project. Download Periscope to your smartphone, follow @cih2005, and tune in!

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