December 3, 2015 @ 1:06 AM

Music For Tanzania will hold its Holiday Bazaar and Silent Auction at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 13 at Circular Church's Lance Hall located at 150 Meeting Street in downtown Charleston.

Food and festive beverages will be served and attendees will have the chance to purchase authentic African handicrafts.    There will be items for sale as well as available via silent auction.    

All proceeds from the sale events will benefit Music For Tanzania, a 501(c)(3) charity.

For more information, please call 843-442-9511.    Donations of new or almost new items are gratefully accepted.

Start your Christmas shopping early!

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August 6, 2015 @ 2:39 AM

Our annual fundraiser will be held on October 4, 2015 at 12:30 p.m..     Everyone is invited to Lance Hall at the Circular Congragation Church, 150 Meeting Street in Charleston.  

There will be food, drink, and LOTS of silent auction items such as gift baskets, jewelry, sweetgrass baskets, African crafts, etc.

Please come and bring a friend!

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August 6, 2015 @ 2:36 AM

Please come to see us perform on October 1, 2015 at 7 pm.    We'll be performing at Mt. Zion AME Church for a concert associated with Charleston's MOJA Festival.

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August 7, 2014 @ 3:26 PM

As you know, Music For Tanzania is funded entirely by donations and our main fundraiser of the year will be held on October 2 at Upper Lance Hall, Circular Congregation Church from 5:00-8:00.  The public is invited to attend.

We are pleased to host Excel Michael Haonga, a recent graduate of Makumira University in Tanzania, who will be one of the performers for the evening.   In addition to the performance, food and wine will be provided. Tanzanian handicrafts will be available for purchase and the silent auction will feature many items including a group wine tasting, tanzanite jewelry, pamper basket and a children's package. 

Tickets are $25 per person in advance and $30 per person at the door, and may be .........

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August 1, 2014 @ 6:39 PM

Music For Tanzania is holding their annual Fundraiser Garage Sale on Saturday morning, August 16, 2014 from 7:00 to noon at 1942 Ivy Hall Rd., Charleston, SC 29407 

There will be furniture, clothes, household, books - a little bit of everything!     If you have something to donate to the sale, or would like to donate your time to help, please contact Elizabeth Tomorsky Knott at (843) 442-9511

All monies collected will benefit Music For Tanzania - please stop by!   There will be surprises and discounts throughout the day.

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June 1, 2014 @ 2:58 AM


Music for Tanzania is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2011 to aid struggling music students in East Africa.

In 2011, Makumira University, the only University that awards an internationally recognized bachelor’s degree in music, had 3 music theory books.  They had one trombone for 5 students. Three years later, because of the hard work of a handful of determined people, Music for Tanzania has provided Makumira University with the only creditable music library in all of Eastern Africa. There is a much higher ratio of instruments to students, and several students have even gone on to pursue their master’s degrees.

Music for Tanzania is looking for interested individuals who want to .........

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May 29, 2014 @ 8:28 PM

 WOO!!!     Music for Tanzania is in the news again.    Emmanuel Kaghondi, whose composition "From The Top of Kilimanjaro" was premiered at Charleston's Piccolo Spoleto, was interviewed by the local newspaper The Post and Courier.    

Read the interview here: 

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May 21, 2014 @ 4:03 PM

Charleston will be host to the world premiere performance of “From The Top of Kilimanjaro” which will be played during the Piccolo Spoleto Spotlight Chamber Series on Friday, May 30 at 6:00 p.m. in Mt. Zion AME Church. The piece, a woodwind quintet for vocal and percussion, is the show piece in a rich musical performance of African music – African music such as traditional spirituals - and music that has been influenced by Africa such as Afro-Cuban and Jazz. The program is entitled “ A Journey of African Music: From Africa to the Americas”.
Kaghondi's piece was commissioned by a local non-profit organization, Music For Tanzania, whose mission is to collect and bring musical .........

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Music for East Africa (formerly Music For Tanzania) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, a publicly supported organization.  Music for East Africa relies solely on donations to fulfill its mission to provide music students in East Africa with sheet music, instruments, and text books.   

Your donations are tax  deductible.