Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Music instruments bound for Africa

Music instruments from Canada are bound for Africa to help students.
Music instruments on their way
A ship is midway through its trip to Africa with a cargo of 126 musical instruments that are to benefit students.

Having left Greater Vancouver in Canada on Boxing Day 2011, it is expected the ship will arrive in Italy first, head to Oman, before making its way to Africa by March 2012, reported the Vancouver Sun.

There is a diverse range of musical instruments, including three pianos, tubas, recorders, clarinets, trumpets, cellos, trombones and a double bass.

Heidi Krutzen, a harpist who organised the trip, aims to be in Zambia by the time the ship arrives.

Unfortunately, her instrument of choice, a harp, which is a triangular stringed instrument, is not part of the package of goodies.

Here she will help steer the instruments to their final destination in Lusaka - the Ngomo Dolce Music Academy, which is home to around 100 students.

"I get a lot out of this. I love seeing the smiles on the children's faces and knowing I've made a difference to them. And I learn a lot whenever I'm there," she told the online news provider.

These instruments will go a long way to improving the resources the students already have and help them perfect their music skills.

Posted by KTADNFCR-2133-ID-801284385-ADNFCR Posted on 6 Feb 2012 10:09 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Available for purchase now at Gear4music, Stone Deaf's brand new range of amplifiers give the modern player a number of tonal options and sizes to explore!

20 Feb 2017 16:40
thumbnail

An excellent audio solution to the mixing processes of the modern day producer, the JBL LSR6325P Studio Monitors are currently available with a huge reduction

13 Feb 2017 11:54
thumbnail

Filled to the brim with exciting tonal options, the Canyon Delay and Looper pedal features 11 modes, each with their own distinctive sound and character.

9 Feb 2017 11:15
thumbnail

Initially introduced at this years winter NAMM in California, Electro Harmonix's brand new pair of pedals are now available for purchase to the general public.

8 Feb 2017 16:52
thumbnail

Launching the intuitive app last year, it's now been made available to those who don't possess an iOS device, making pinpoint precision tuning universal

7 Feb 2017 15:56
thumbnail

A new generation in sound reproduction, the MKIII and Elevate 4 utilise Alesis' revered manufacturing quality/design to bring audio quality like never before.

3 Feb 2017 15:57

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Taking the best features of active and passive pickups, then merging them into one versatile pickup, Duality offers the player a versatile selection of tones.

20 Feb 2017 13:42
thumbnail

Tailor made and resolutely custom, SJC deliver the goods once again with some exclusive offerings that are available only to Gear4music. Don't miss out!

17 Feb 2017 10:53
thumbnail

After changing hands several times over the years, Kurt's revered Hagstrom will now be auctioned today with all the proceeds of the auction going to charity.

16 Feb 2017 12:31
thumbnail

The M-Audio CODE 61 and CODE 49 has been released in a stylish new black design, combining a stunning aesthetic with classic tone.

15 Feb 2017 15:33
thumbnail

Featuring an abundance of exciting new features, the M2 series promises a vast amount of creative and auditory opportunities to the discerning DJ.

15 Feb 2017 10:55
thumbnail

Suffering from a shortage of funds in recent years, the Welsh educational system has experienced a slump in students who are expressing interest in music.

14 Feb 2017 13:19