Saturday, February 28, 2015

Building respect through music

"Through learning about each other music we build respect""Whether it inspires an handshake after a concert in Turkey or dancing through the streets of Egypt, music sores across cultural barriers
Founded in 2005 by Juilliard graduate William Harvey, Cultures in Harmony (CiH) brings people together through music. Its main mission is to advance and promote international and cultural understanding through music and interaction. William is an American violinist, conductor, and composer and has appeared as violin soloist at Carnegie Hall with the New York Youth Symphony and performed concerti with orchestras in the Philippines, Mexico, and USA. He also served as the Violin and Viola Teacher at Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) and at the request of ANIM founder, Dr. Ahmad Sarmast, he founded the Afghan Youth Orchestra.

Building Structures of Hope,” is a multi-part documentary by the Cartwheel Foundation about CiH's work with them in the Philippines in 2014, when they joined them to help the Tagbanua indigenous communities on the island of Culion address issues of cultural vibrancy in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
- Watch “Liberating Bach’s Butterfly”, a documentary about their work in Pakistan

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