Music Mission Team

From 21 Nov 2014,   3 Dutch Professional Artists left Amsterdam heeding to Burundi(Africa) for workshops and  intensive music trainings for local young artists in the need.

“Due to the lack of enough music education in the most countries of Africa, we stood up to extend our hands and knowledges for those young African artists in the need “- Claude Ciza

Team was composed by:  Harvey Mercera –  Professional Jazz pianist, composer arranger and teacher, Claude Ciza – Professional Drummer-Percussionist ,composer arranger and teacher , Johan de Visser – Businessman | coach.

Claude Ciza, Harvey Mercera, Johan de Visser

Claude Ciza, Harvey Mercera, Johan de Visser

– On Saturday 22 Nov, the team gave a press conference to the  journalists  from local Media( Radios, TV channels and news papers..)

– Sunday evening  23 Nov,  the team was invited to perform at the Institut Français – Bujumbura,  sharing the stage  with the famous Austrian operatic soprano singer Eva Lind, including other local artists from Burundi.  Later, the team closed the evening with a very successful performance at Imuhira Bar , de Marguerite Barankitse a Burundian humanitarian.

– On 24 & 25 Nov,  Music Mission Team gave some intensive  music training and workshops, in the local of Umudiho Music Academy,  parallel with Business  workshops.  Huge attendance was remarkable, different musicians , singers, producers, event organizers . Local artists testified that the trainings will be very productive and that they wish the Music Mission Team to come back to Burundi.  The closing all activities  in Burundi ended by a cocktail mini-concert together with all  local artists who attended the trainings. The cocktail was mainly sponsored by the Dutch Embassy in Burundi. The presence of the Dutch ambassador  was remarkable among the artists during the  ceremony. Below some few photos.

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