Abe Caceres writes:
I would appreciate it if you could post the announcement below on AfriClassical.
Thanks, and Peblejah!
WE BIRTHED A DREAM INTO EXISTENCE! It only took 9 months!
Brothers and Sisters,
On February 28 of this year, Shaw University Choir, the Choirs of Kirk of Kildaire in North Carolina, and a group of local artists performed the initial fund raising concert to send the first concert grand piano ever to reach the country of Tanzania. Thanks to the generous support of hundreds of donors, about nine months later, on Thursday, November 17, the crated piano left Wells Piano store in St. Paul Minneapolis by truck to Chicago. It went by ship to Montreal, and December 2, left Montreal on a long trip to Dar Es Salaam with anticipated arrival date of January 3, 2017! >From there it is shipped by ground to Tumaini University, Makumira. We will keep you posted on the details.
WHM is grateful Andy and Paula Holman who sponsored 2.5 keys in honor of the people of Tanzania, José and Ronnie Melendez who sponsored a key in honor of John Grant, a mentor to José in his youth. Half a key was sponsored by anonymous small donations and the very last key was sponsored by Angel and Pat Cardona, and Emily Cardona, with a portion sponsored in loving memory by the family of Margaret Jane Kasper (Nov. 16, 1945 - Sept. 5, 2014)
The first part of the Piano and Music for Tanzania is complete! Now all is left to raise is the $10,000 for scholarships for students in Tanzania. Those of you who have wanted to support the piano but have not yet done so, still have the opportunity to contribute to the scholarship fund.
Please consider making a tax deductible contribution online on the WHM website, PayPal, or by mail at the address below. Contributions of any size are welcomed. 100% of all contributions go to the stated cause.
Abe Cáceres, Ph.D, Director
World House Music
PO Box 170441
Milwaukee, WI 53217-8036
World House Music Inc, a 501(c)3 organization, shares the joy and hope of peacemaking
across cultural and religious boundaries through the magic of music and dance.
PS: Peblejah = PEace, BLEssings, Justice, Agape, Hope. (This is an "aberism.")