Earlier this year, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra toured the US, and then the Afghanistan National Institute of Music did as well throughout February, and finally, Heartbeat‘s Israeli and Palestinian youth wrapped up their debut tour a few weeks ago. What an exciting time for cross-cultural music education programs, which aim to teach additional skills with and through music such as peacebuilding, coexistence, coresistence, solidarity, nonviolent communication, etc., to be seen and heard. There is an obvious desire to connect with these types of youth programs, which inspire hope, empower communities, and produce social change.
To review the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM)’s achievements on their tour, please take a look below. In addition, please visit ANIM’s Anthology of Afghan Songs for, so far violin and viola, with many more instruments on the way!
The Embassy of Afghanistan, Washington DC Article
France 24 (Agence France-Presse 2)
Associated Press Article & Slideshow
One thought on “Music Education Programs on Tour I: Afghanistan National Institute of Music”
This email is very interesting and informative. The photos are impressive and show how effective Music Intervention was. But I feel some kind of disconnnection with the information and message of the organization itself. The general world does not have the advantage of personal knowledge about the people who started with the mission of Heartbeat and all the activities it has developed, such as the Music Intervention Program , etc. This very important unique and worthy effort needs a strong name recognition attached to its purpose and activities. And needs expert guiding toward such things as well as instructions for donations.
Good luck and success in your goals toward peace.