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Umoja Arts Project, a U.S. 501(c)(3) was founded in 2008 in order to better serve the needs of Umoja Music School and Community Arts Trust in Arusha, Tanzania. Learn more about the work of Umoja in Tanzania through this short documentary film made by one of our Umoja alumni, Taylor Mavroudis.

Year of production: 2012. Running Time: 11:29 min

Directed, edited and produced by Taylor Mavroudis.



music Alive! phase 2: pittsburgh public schools summer dreamers academy

summer 2012, pittsburgh, pa, usa

A creative music-making project that ran for 6 weeks during the summer of 2012 at UPrep and King Schools in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as part of the Pittsburgh Public Schools Summer Dreamers Academy. During the course of the project, we worked with young people to identify key issues in their community and create an original performance using their musical tastes, talents and ideas around the themes of identity, time, and race.


Core Leadership Team: Liza Barley, Jill Collier Warne, Chiel Busscher, Evi Nakou

Assistants: Rachel Mangold, Heidi Bauer, Deborah Brown, Jeltsje van der Woude

Year of production: 2012. Running Time: 2:53 min

Edited by Gil Teixeira



dialogue festivaL: Barbican Centre and Guildhall School of Music & Drama

London 2013

Every winter, the Barbican Creative Learning Department in collaboration with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama Master of Music Leadership Course puts on a festival, curated by Sigrun Sævarsdóttir-Griffiths and supported and assisted by masters' students and graduates of the program. Over the month-long course of the festival, hundreds of community members of all ages and backgrounds are engaged through creative music-making workshops that happen all over East London, culminating in large scale performances.


Documentary by People Speak, courtesy of Barbican Centre Creative Learning Department. 

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