These are some of our students. Meet Kasheshi who is resting his feet on a drum after a practice session.
Here the students are learning, performing and most importantly, enjoying the new instruments the Music For Tanzania project has brought them. Here is Banyanka playing a tuba.
These students are happy to be a part of this exciting project. In a country where half of the population lives on an average income of $2.00/day, the purchase of a musical instrument is beyond what these students can afford. Meet Eliabu, one of the music students studying notes.
The average age of these music students is 35. No matter how talented or enthusiastic, they just do not have the means to support themselves and their families, AND purchase an instrument or sheet music.
Meet Quintin Mayowera, one of the students.
Here is a regional basket dance. You can just feel the music and the rhythm. It is performed holding handmade baskets.
This is our founder, Liz Tomorsky Knott, with Quintin Mayowera in Tanzania in the summer of 2011.
This is a group playing a mallet instrument called a marimba, one of the regional instruments of Tanzania. Much of what the students use are handmade.
Much of music is celebratory. Here is Daris, our inspiration for this project, dancing with one of the students.
Music for Tanzania is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, a publicly supported organization. Music for Tanzania relies solely on donations to fulfill its mission to provide music students in Tanzania with sheet music, instruments, and text books.
Your donations are tax deductible.