Music has the power to bridge cultural differences, enrich and transform people’s lives. Musical language, when spoken from the heart, can touch the most inner core of every human being. A quality musical environment and education for children not only ignites imagination and creativity, but also strengthens character through the discipline of training and the collective spirit of the collaborative music-making experiences.
In February 2013, members of Meme traveled to northern Haiti and the Dominican Republic for a week-long trip that included concerts, workshops, masterclasses and school visits (See trip log). This incredible experience has inspired Meme to launch the MuSE (Music for Social Equality) project. The mission of MuSE is to reach out to under-served areas of the world by sharing musical resources and to help provide the tools to create quality music education for all children.
Group photo at Mariposa Center for girls
Himno a La Verdad, arranged by Liuh-Wen, performed at la Casa Colonial, ACRAL, and la Casita del Alexia
A slide show of our trip. (background music from a live performance at Lehman College by Barry, Liuh-Wen and Molly)