Cultures in Harmony Blog

Tunisia vlog about junior workshops

At the end of August 2019, alumni of our collaboration in Tunisia with Atlas Music Academy conducted music workshops for the children of Beni M’tir. Brahim made this engrossing, touching, quick-moving video that beautifully captures the enriching and life-changing nature of these workshops, which help introduced the children of this small community to the joy […]

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Oliver Horiwa

It is a shock to learn of the death on April 13 of Oliver Anodiwanashe Horiwa of Zimbabwe. Since 2006, he and his family have been key players in Cultures in Harmony‘s work in that country. Oliver did many things professionally, but connecting them all was a passion for celebrating, preserving, and supporting the beautiful […]

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Tunisia: $7,000 or bust

Cultures in Harmony has built bridges, note by note, smile by smile (instead of brick by brick) since our first project, in 2005…in Tunisia.

While we’ve implemented exciting cultural diplomacy projects in over 16 countries, Tunisia has been our most consistent project, before and after the Arab Spring.

In 2019, once again we will send outstanding American […]

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Pfumvudza Festival is back!

Once again, Cultures in Harmony is proud to underwrite the cost of one day of the Pfumvudza Festival, an exuberant, lively 3 days of music and art in Marondera, Zimbabwe, from October 12 to 14, 2018. In 2015, Cultures in Harmony sent three musicians to Zimbabwe in order to help the Revival Arts Trust Zimbabwe […]

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A teacher’s letter from Tunisia

What does Cultures in Harmony mean to the people who experience our work directly? Patrick Sutton, the guitar teacher for our Tunisia project this year, sent me this letter about his experience: Hey William! I just wanted to thank you again for sending me to Tunisia for the festival. Cultures in Harmony and your personal generosity of […]

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CiH Founder returns from China trip

CiH Founder William Harvey returned to his home in Mexico City earlier this month after a successful collaboration between Cultures in Harmony and the Melody Culture Foundation, founded and directed by Chinese-American Tina Tian. The Melody Culture Foundation designed and implemented the project and covered the airfare, accommodation, and artist expenses; Cultures in Harmony only […]

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Congratulations to ANIM

Congratulations to Ahmad Sarmast and Afghanistan National Institute of Music for winning the 2018 Polar Music Prize alongside the rock band Metallica. This award, presented by the King of Sweden and often nicknamed the “Nobel Prize for Music,” has previously gone to such recipients as Yo-Yo Ma, El Sistema, Renee Fleming, Led Zeppelin, B. B. […]

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Tunisia video completed

What is the impact of our project in Tunisia? Please watch the above video to find out, and then donate so we can keep making it happen!

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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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