Piano and Music for Tanzania update with photos of construction!
Brothers and Sisters,
If you’ve been following this blog, you know that there is a concert grand piano on the way to Dar Es Salaam – thanks to the generosity of people like you! At the moment, it is somewhere on the Atlantic Ocean.
The shipping of the piano cost less than projected, so we are able to adjust the fund raising goal DOWN by $2,500 and still be true to our mission of sending a piano and providing $10,000 in scholarships funds to deserving students in Tanzania. That means were are now at 70% or our goal of $32,500!
On October 11, 2016, I received the following note from Randy Stubbs, Project Director of the Cultural Arts Centre.
“Today they were “plastering” the walls in the piano storage room. Here in Tanzania they actually use cement, not plaster.
Also attached are pictures of the performance space where the piano will be used. Seating capacity is 300. It should be finished by the time the piano arrives at Makumira. I have included views from the audience looking at the stage, from the stage looking at the audience, and side profile. The shape of the building is a Maasai shield. The sides will be open, the roof will come next month. Stage will be finished wood.
Also, I have included the ground floor plan. You can see the piano storage room marked backstage on the North side. The last picture is the architects 3D rendering of Phase I of the Cultural Arts Centre/Music Department construction.”
Photos and drawings are below. Click on the link performance-ground-floor-plan-2 to see the floor plan.
Enjoy the photos! Enjoy the feeling of being part of a much larger project!
If you haven’t already, please consider making a tax deductible contribution online on this secure website, or by mail at the address below. Contributions of any size are welcomed. 100% of all contributions go to the stated cause.
Abe Cáceres, Ph.D, Director
World House Music
PO Box 170441
Milwaukee, WI 53217-8036
World House Music Inc, a 501(c)3 organization, shares the joy and hope of peacemaking
across cultural and religious boundaries through the magic of music and dance.