Trip Recap

Trip Recap

Among many highlights, Music Beyond's tenth trip to Congo saw the creation of our All-Female Chamber Ensemble’s first-ever music video. The recording process took place in a makeshift studio inside a local church over the course of one eight-hour day. Unpredictable conditions (the electricity went out more than four times) and extremely high temperatures …..

今回も盛りだくさんだった10回目の旅、ハイライトは何と言っても女性アンサンブルによる初レコーディングでした。教会内に作られた手作りの録音スタジオは、窓も空調もない、とてつもなく蒸し暑い部屋で、停電を繰り返しながら(停電になってしまうと録音機材全ての電源が落ちてしまうため、録音をストップしなければなりません。その上いつ電気が戻ってくるか分からないので、みんな待機状態。。を繰り返すこと4回!)・・・[続きは下のREAD MOREをクリックして英語バージョンの下までスクロールして下さい]

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Spotlight on Jessica Jane Hart

Spotlight on Jessica Jane Hart

Jessica Jane Hart is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker. A Montana native, Jessica studied photography at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming. She later moved to Munich, Germany, to work as a freelance assistant to photographers who include Elias Hassos, Anja Frers, and Matthias Ziegler .....

写真家・映画監督として多くの賞を受賞している、モンタナ州出身のジェシカ・ジェーン・ハート・・・[続きは下のREAD MOREをクリックして英語バージョンの下までスクロールして下さい]

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Trip Recap

Trip Recap

Extreme heat and humidity, rainstorms and flooding, and several political strikes could not stop our musicians in Kinshasa from coming together to work with Kaori during our ninth trip to Congo in November and December. In fact, the musicians were more engaged than ever before, showing up to rehearse in the heaviest rain. “They never complained, and they all made so much progress individually,” Kaori said .....

極度な高気温と湿度、豪雨と洪水、それに数回の国中挙げての反政府 デモ・・、こんな状況でも9回目となるワークショップとキンシャサの音楽家を切り離すことはありませんでした。・・・[続きは下のREAD MOREをクリックして英語バージョンの下までスクロールして下さい]

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Time for Congo!

Time for Congo!

Music Beyond embarks on its ninth trip to Congo today. Until December 12, our founder and president Kaori Fujii will work with men and women from the Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra, as well as meet with hundreds of young girls and their teachers at Malaika School in Lubumbashi .....

Music Beyondはいよいよ今日から、9回目のコンゴへ出発します!・・・[続きは下のREAD MOREをクリックして英語バージョンの下までスクロールして下さい]

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Spotlight on JD Stier

Spotlight on JD Stier

#StandWithCongo campaign director and recent Music Beyond Award honoree JD Stier is an activist, filmmaker, and community organizer. A frequent contributor to Politico and The Huffington Post and a recurring guest on MSNBC, JD has held leadership positions with numerous social and electoral campaigns. His role in Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign led to a White House appointment in 2009, during which JD worked to address mass incarceration in the US .....

人権社会問題活動家、映画監督のJD スティア氏は、#StandWithCongoの設立者であり今年のMusic Beyond貢献賞受賞者。・・・[続きは下のREAD MOREをクリックして英語バージョンの下までスクロールして下さい]

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Help Music Beyond Support Female Musicians in Kinshasa

Help Music Beyond Support Female Musicians in Kinshasa

Today, Shared Nation launched the endorsement week for its latest tournament on women’s rights and gender justice, for which Music Beyond is a featured project. By creating an account and pledging $3 to become part of the Shared Nation community, you’ll have the opportunity to browse the featured organizations and endorse Music Beyond.....[Click READ MORE below.]

本日より、女性の権利とジェンダー(性別)平等に焦点を当てた Shared Nation によるトーナメントが始まり、Music Beyondもこのトーナメントに出場しています。・・・[続きは下のREAD MOREをクリックして英語バージョンの下までスクロールして下さい]

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Music Beyond's Third Birthday Party

Music Beyond's Third Birthday Party

More than 50 old and new friends of Music Beyond gathered to celebrate our third birthday last week in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Under the lights in the backyard garden of Roni-Sue’s Chocolates, guests sipped on Woodford Reserve bourbon lemonade, enjoyed a pop-up shop by Congolese-American ready-to-wear design label Kahindo, and snacked on hors d’oeuvres and handmade chocolates .....

先週行われたMusic Beyondの3才のバースデーパーティー、50人以上のサポーターがマンハッタンにあるRoni-Sue’s Chocolatesのパティオに集まり盛大に行われました。・・・[続きは下のREAD MOREをクリックして英語バージョンの下までスクロールして下さい]

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