“Children at the Border”- video of song

June 19, 2018
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Brothers and Sisters, Here is my song, “Children at the Border.” The link below is the YouTube video. The piano vocal score and the lead sheet (lyrics with melody and chords) are available on this website under the tab “sheet music.” My position is obvious. Feel free to share these resources to advocate for children.. read more →

Tanzania Scholarship project up to 89% funded!

May 17, 2018
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Thanks to the generosity of my childhood buddies, Angel and Patricia Cardona, we hit the 88% mark! Then another gift came from Jose and Ronnie Melendez.  Jose was one of my high school basketball coaches “back in the day.” Their gift brought us up to the 89% mark! Gracias, hermanitos!  We’re on a roll!  Peblejah! read more →

Diddlely Diddlely Dee Da, Whah, Whah, Whah!

April 24, 2018
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On the lighter side…. So after I fed my (then) 4 month old grandson, he would invariably go completely limp in my lap with an expression of total ecstasy, as if he had finished an 8 course meal in a 5 star restaurant in Paris. This weekend (5 months later) reminiscing about those earlier months,.. read more →

Dr. Abe in concert of original music!

March 23, 2018
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Two venues and two dates.  The first is on Apri 8, 2018 at Christ The King Lutheran Church in Cary, NC.  Another program will be presented on May 12, 2 PM at the Cary Theater.  Below is the description of the first program.  Details of the second to come soon. When: April 8, 2018, 2.. read more →

83% of Tumaini University Scholarship fund goal raised!

February 26, 2018
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Brothers and Sisters, Dimensions of Love concert on February 18, was both an artistic and financial success!  WHM is grateful to Shaw University Treble Ensemble, the White Plains United Methodist choir and the WPUMC Hispanic youth percussion ensemble for their inspired performances.  The final numbers are in: $2333 was raised at the concert.  We have.. read more →

Contributions towards Tumaini Scholarship fund beginning to come in.

February 18, 2018
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WHM is grateful to Mr. Steve Denning for his generous contribution of $50 in honor of Rev. and Mrs. Stephen & Elizabeth Stacks! Peblejah! read more →

Dimensions of Love – Black and White flyer for printing and distribution

February 9, 2018
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Please click on the link below to access the PDF and SHARE! For more details of the event, and to download the score and mp3 for the mass choir rehearsal on February 12, please click on the “Dimensions of Love” link under the “Blog” tab. Thanks, and Peblejah! Dr. Abe dimensions of love flyer final.. read more →

Press Release: Ecumenical, Urban-Suburban Concert Provides Scholarships for African University

January 17, 2018
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Program Title: Dimensions of Love Place: White Plains United Methodist Church, 313 SE Maynard Rd, Cary, NC  27511-4511 Date:  February 18, 2018 Time: 4 pm Cost: Free, donations will be requested; tax deductible donations to WPUMC memo: Tanzania Dr. Abe Cáceres, ethnomusicologist, composer, and founder of World House Music (WHM), will partner with the choir.. read more →

Highlights of 2017

January 3, 2018
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Brothers and Sisters, Clearly one of the highlights of World House Music in 2017 was the delivery in February of the Hailun concert grand piano to Tumaini University Makumira in Tanzania. It is the first concert grand piano ever to be at a university ANYWHERE in East Africa! Tanzania alone is twice the size of.. read more →

Muslim Christmas celebration

December 25, 2017
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I just got this email from a buddy of mine; it has a hope-full message. Enjoy! “We are in Senegal for a Muslim Christmas. We are seeing our dear friends and the places where we were Peace Corps Volunteers many decades ago. Senegal is 95% Muslim and they celebrate Christmas! It turns out that Mohamed.. read more →