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IRS 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status!

IRS 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status!

Today we got the most amazing news: Community Voice International is now officially a tax-exempt public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code! What does that mean? In the eyes of the United States federal government, our organization is real. We can received tax-deductible charitable donations directly from our supporters! All of this […]

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Students sing for justice, support Community Voice International

Students sing for justice, support Community Voice International

Toronto’s City View Alternative Senior School is a small school for grades seven and eight who want their education to be steeped in social justice and peace. Students learn about local and global injustice and are encouraged to find creative ways to respond to this injustice. One way they address injustice is through music. Students […]

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Community recording earnings used to fund well repairs

Community recording earnings used to fund well repairs

We are happy to announce that Community Voice International has begun to return record sales proceeds to our partner communities. These sales, generated through the sharing of locally-recorded music with audiences around the world, are used by communities to fund development efforts prioritized, planned, and implemented by the community members themselves. The first community to […]

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Community Voice International featured on Michigan Radio’s Stateside with Cynthia Canty

Community Voice International featured on Michigan Radio’s Stateside with Cynthia Canty

Yesterday, Michigan Radio‘s program “Stateside with Cynthia Canty” featured an interview with Community Voice International’s founder, David Bleckley. The segment included music from partner communities Keur Daouda Cisse and Thielao. We were excited to be able to sit down with Cynthia to discuss our work, our partner communities, and their music. The feature was broadcast […]

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Community Voice International featured in Decoder Magazine

Community Voice International featured in Decoder Magazine

We are honored to have had an article on our work featured in Decoder Magazine. The article centers around an interview between Diego Aguilar and Community Voice’s David Bleckley. David discusses the core of our work, shares stories of recording sessions, and describes the role of music in international development.

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Make your voice heard

Make your voice heard

Here at Community Voice International, we want to connect partner communities and audiences as directly as possible. As we plan our work for the future, we are constantly looking for ways to bring community members and audiences closer together. So, now we’re turning to you to find out what you would like us to do […]

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What a difference a song makes: Thielao

What a difference a song makes: Thielao

We are excited to report that we are very close to being able to send the first wave of earnings from recording sales back to our partner communities in Senegal. We would like to sell a few more recordings to maximize the funds being sent out. So, this week, we are sharing some insights into […]

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What a difference a song makes: Thiaraguene

What a difference a song makes: Thiaraguene

We are excited to report that we are very close to being able to send the first wave of earnings from recording sales back to our partner communities in Senegal. We would like to sell a few more recordings to maximize the funds being sent out. So, this week, we are sharing some insights into […]

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What a difference a song makes: Keur Daouda Cisse

We are excited to report that we are very close to being able to send the first wave of earnings from recording sales back to our partner communities in Senegal. We would like to sell a few more recordings to maximize the funds being sent out. So, this week, we are sharing some insights into […]

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What a difference a song makes: Sare Bidji

What a difference a song makes: Sare Bidji

We are excited to report that we are very close to being able to send the first wave of earnings from recording sales back to our partner communities in Senegal. We would like to sell a few more recordings to maximize the funds being sent out. So, this week, we are sharing some insights into […]

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