Papua New Guinea


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Article by Tiffany

Article by William for the Juilliard Journal

A project entitled “On the Way, Together,” brought percussionist Steve Solook, soprano Tiffany DuMouchelle, and violinist William Harvey to Papua New Guinea from August 8 to 22, 2008, in a project underwritten by the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation. In partnership with the Labasia Cultural Theater Group, they traveled to the village of Yoro in the middle of the jungle to assist young members of the tribe in the creation of compositions designed to raise awareness about the environment, HIV/AIDS, and cultural preservation. They presented these compositions in a concert at Divine Word University in Madang on August 20, before proceeding to Port Moresby, where CiH held a press conference at the U.S. Embassy and presented a cultural exchange concert with a drum ensemble at the University of Papua New Guinea. The concert received national media attention and was attended by H.E. Leslie Rowe, the U.S. Ambassador. Cultures in Harmony partnered with Alex Korom and Warren Jano in implementing this project.