March 18, 2012 @ 8:53 PM
This is a photo of Quintin Mayowera's Baby girl Jaqueline with her mother Anastasia.
Baby Jacqueline was born on December 20th and will be celebrating her 6 month birthday while we are in Tanzania.
Isn't she cute???
And here is proud papa Quintin
February 29, 2012 @ 12:26 AM
The shipping containers (gaylords) have arrived at Makumura!
The process takes awhile.
Here are pictures of a few of the students unpacking them along with the Stubbs family.
On May 8 I will be returning to Makimura to do 2 fundraising recitals for the school, and to discuss the future plans for Music for.........
February 7, 2012 @ 10:26 PM
After a lengthy process we are proud to announce that MUSIC FOR TANZANIA is officially a 501(c)(3) organization! We thank the following people for their patience and their generous donations! Your official tax deductible receipts have been mailed.
Robert and Sarah Albritton
Brady and Betty Anderson
Guy and Gail Blanton
Eric and Cathy Barr
Robert and Nancy Curry
Lisa and Gary Dow
Susan K Dunn
Ken and Margaret Guire
William and Catherine Hudgins
Dr's Patrick Mcarthur and Debbie White
Milton C Weinstein
Darrell R Word
Erastus and ......
January 1, 2012 @ 11:34 PM
Meet John Hiza Jutta, another one of the very talented music students at Makumira. I met John this past summer when he was in my master class in Oboe. He is a very smart student and quick to pick up new things He is 37 years old and is a third year music major. His primary instrument is guitar, but he plays a pretty mean piano, too! John has played guitar since secondary school and would like to be a professional jazz guitarist here in Tanzania, which is his ultimate goal. John is married and has 2 children. They live in Dar es Salaam and he gets to see them only once a month or once every month and a half – these students face a lot of challenges!&.........
December 25, 2011 @ 11:32 PM
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December 7, 2011 @ 10:03 PM
We'll be kicking off Music For Tanzania at 6:00 p.m. tomorrow (December 8). We'll be at The Silver Puffin, 329 King Street, Charleston for wine, food and sparkling conversation.
Bring your shopping list! Don't forget, a portion of everything you spend tomorrow night will go directly to benefit the music students in Tanzania. It's an easy way to help.
Please join us!!
November 29, 2011 @ 10:23 PM
Your donations over the last several months are now on the high seas on their way to Tanzania.
Here we can see Randy Stubbs, Head of the Music Department at Makumira University, packing the donated materials into containers. We filled up several huge boxes. which made up a container, which was then successfully shipped to Africa on November 15.
This first shipment was a mixture of textbooks, music books, instruments and equipment - all of which is very much needed by the students.
We'll be adding pictures of the unpacking of the containers as soon as they arrive.
Thank you again, .........
November 13, 2011 @ 9:00 PM
We want you to meet our students one by one. This is Gabriel Olodi. He goes by his last name so everyone knows him as Olodi.
He is 32 years old and is the middle of 4 brothers and 5 sisters. He is Maasai and is very proud of his tribal heritage. Before coming to Makumira University to study, Olodi taught at a primary school sponsored by the Masaii. Olodi is a second year music major – his major western instrument is euphonium and he is also very active in African Traditional Dance and Drumming. After graduation his goals are to teach African Traditional Music and Dancing - primarily to people outside of Africa - to help keep the ......
November 12, 2011 @ 11:07 PM
I want to extend an official thank you to the following people whose monetary donations have made it possible for two containers of donated books, instruments, and musical equipment to be shipped to Tanzania on November 15! We will follow up with pictures of the excited students unpacking "their treasures"!
Anne and Cisco Lindsey
Nienke and Barthe Hoogstraten
Susan K. Dunn
Wes and Evelien Woolard
Roberta King and Mike Miesch
Another special thank you to all of you who donated goods!
Katherine Donavan Sherpa