Music and Resiliency in Concentration Camps

Jewish-Italian musicologist Francesco Lotoro's life's work is collecting thousands of songs and lyrics composed during the Holocaust.  In today's Washington Post, Lotoro shares the story of Isle Weber, a poet, who was imprisoned at Terezin, the concentration camp in German-occupied Czechoslovakia.  Ilse wrote a song called, "When I Was Lying Down in Terezin's Children's Clinic", […]

Promoting the Development of The Cheick Hamala Institute for the Performing Arts

We are so excited to launch this video to promote and raise interest in The Cheick Hamala Diabaté Foundation's Institute for Performing Arts in Kita, Mali. Mark Haney and I produced this video in collaboration with architects Billes + Gould Evans and, of course, dear Cheick Hamala Diabaté. by by

Cheick Hamala Diabaté Foundation AIA Award

Congratulations to The Cheick Hamala Diabaté Foundation and architects Could Evans + Billes Architects for winning an AIA-New Orleans award. Cheick Hamala Diabaté is a participating artist in The Jüdische Kulturbund Project and believes in the power of music for Mali and the world. Read more about Cheick here. by by