Piano and Music for Tanzania update

May 30, 2016
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Brothers and Sisters, The World House Music Board of Directors has approved the following funding strategy. We are currently asking congregations, universities, and other institutions to sponsor a key or more at $200/key. 80 supporting units at $200/key:  80 x $200 = $16,000 We have already made a down payment of $6,000. $16,000 + $6,000.. read more →

World House Music puts down payment on piano for Tanzania!

April 22, 2016
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My Brothers and Sisters, World House Music is proud to announce that on April 13, 2016, we sent a check of $6,000 to Wells Piano in St. Paul Minnesota.  This is the first payment towards the purchase of a 7’2″ Hailun concert grand piano which will be sent to Tumaini University Makumira in Tanzania.  This.. read more →

Laugh, Cry, Dance, Sigh: Music by Dr. Abe, Concert Program

March 1, 2016
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Concert for a Cause program_Feb_28_2016_final My Brothers and Sisters, Click on the link above to view the concert program (PDF) which took place on February 28, 2016. I am indebted to all of the artists who made this program possible: Shaw University Choir, Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church music ministry, and several local artists who.. read more →

Concert for a Cause – Poster

February 21, 2016
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Brothers and Sisters, Below is the poster for my upcoming concert; please click on it to see it completely. If you can’t attend, please consider a donation to help send the first grand piano ever to reach the country of Tanzania. Kieran Wells, of Wells Piano in Minneapolis, has generously offered to wholesale the piano.. read more →

Creative Collaboration to Send Piano to Tanzania – Press Release

February 6, 2016
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Concert for a Cause: Music for Tanzania! Sunday, February 28, 2016 @ 4:00 pm Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church                                                                        .. read more →

Thanks for helping me name my new composition!

February 1, 2016
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Here’s the journey.  First I asked for suggestions, and I got 25 creative titles.  I liked many of them, but one that jumped out at me happened to be suggested by my SIS (Sister in Spirit) Lily Wu. “I suggest Celtic Djembe. I read that djembe means ‘everyone gathering together for peace.’”  A quick google.. read more →

Please help name my new composition!

January 23, 2016
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Brothers and Sisters, I finished a composition a couple of days ago, and I still don’t have a name for it.  Maybe you can help name it; I am looking for suggestions.  If you have any, please respond to the World House Music Facebook page.  Thanks! – Dr. Abe Here is a brief history and.. read more →

The celebration of Epiphany as a Neoyorriqueño, Part 2

January 10, 2016
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In Puerto Rico there are two counterparts to the American tradition of caroling from house to house.  One is called “parranda,” and the other is called “asalto,” which literally means ”assault.”  The difference is that the first is planned and everyone knows where everyone is going, and the second is an on the spot decision.. read more →

The celebration of Epiphany as a Neoyorriquñeo

January 7, 2016
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January 6, Epiphany, is known as El Día de los Reyes, Three Kings Day, in Puerto Rico. It is a really big celebration, and before the arrival of Santa Claus with the American influence, it was much more important than December 25. It probably continues to be. As I child growing up in New York,.. read more →

Emmanuel Joy – A song for our times

December 28, 2015
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If you would like to hear a high energy, joyous song that highlights the justice issues in the Christmas story, then this is for you.  “Emmanuel Joy” is the third track from my CD, “All Are Welcome Feel the Spirit!  Eight World Music Choral Anthems for Youth, Adults and Congregation.”  It is my gift to.. read more →