Cultures in Harmony Blog

Hands of Friendship

Students in Tunisia making a “Hand of Friendship” at our 2008 workshops Young classical musicians growing up in Tunisia have few opportunities to perfect their craft. Nearly every year since our founding in 2005, Cultures in Harmony has sent highly qualified musicians to offer workshops, master classes, and one-on-one instruction, partnering in recent years with […]

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In an age of fear, how can we reach out in love?

Thanks to your support, Cultures in Harmony continues to promote cultural understanding through music at a time when fear-fueled nationalist movements make this message more challenging—and more necessary—to deliver. In recent news: We are pleased to welcome to our Board of Directors Dr. Benjamin Juarez Echenique. He is a renowned Mexican conductor and scholar who […]

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Video from Mexico project

What do musical Mexican youth hope and fear in the age of Trump? Please check out this video of our most recent collaboration with the Youth Orchestra Program of Mexico City to find out!

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Cultures in Harmony fortalecerá las relaciones en Belice, México

In English Considerando la renovada importancia de construir un sentido de comunidad entre las naciones de las Américas cuando una nueva administración presidencial entra en la oficina en los EEUU, Cultures in Harmony (CiH) está fortaleciendo sus relaciones en México y Belice con proyectos de exploración allí en enero y febrero de 2017. Fundada en […]

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Cultures in Harmony to strengthen relationships in Belize, Mexico

En Español In light of the renewed importance of building a sense of community among the nations of the Americas as a new presidential administration comes into office, Cultures in Harmony (CiH) is strengthening its relationships in Mexico and Belize with exploratory projects there in January and February 2017. Founded in 2005, the nonprofit CiH […]

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Yearlong project asking “What is American culture?” finishes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 19, 2016 Email Cultures in Harmony Yearlong Project asking “What is American Culture?” finishes Violinist spent one week in every state in 2016 INDIANAPOLIS—A project in which a concert violinist travels to each state for one week, asking the question “What is American culture?”, has concluded 50 weeks after it began on […]

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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is here.  The American culture project is almost over. I’m writing these words from Kansas, the 48th state in which I’ll spend one week, asking people, “What is American culture?”   Answers have been powerful. Last week, Oklahomans on social media contributed dozens of answers. I also performed at a shelter for the victims […]

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What I Want For My Birthday…After This Election

What kind of world do we want to live in? In the wake of the recent US election, people on both sides are asking that question. In recent days, I’ve corresponded with Cultures in Harmony partners in Cameroon and Papua New Guinea who hope that we will be able to return to their countries in […]

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American culture project nearing conclusion

Our 50-state, 50-week “What is American culture?” project has been incredibly successful, and there are only 9 states to go! Are you caught up with some recent highlights? In the Alaska week, which piece did I play that helped a female prisoner re-connect with her home? Why does Anchorage have the most diverse neighborhood in the […]

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Films to be released this week

Throughout the week, we will be releasing Umbreen Butt‘s films from the Idaho and Washington weeks of our “What is American culture?” project. Keep an eye on William‘s newly-redesigned blog to watch these beautifully shot films featuring unique perspectives on what #americancultureis

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