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What a difference a song makes: Keur Bakary

What a difference a song makes: Keur Bakary

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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Form 1023 Submitted!

After more than a year of piloting our program and being accepted by Fractured Atlas for a fiscal sponsorship, we are happy to announce that we have submitted our Form 1023 to the IRS–our application for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt recognition! This is a huge step in the institutionalization of our organization. Please wish us luck as […]

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Community Voice International Featured on Radio France Internationale

Community Voice International Featured on Radio France Internationale

On January 5, 2014, Community Voice International was featured in a report on Radio France Internationale. “Sénégal: la musique pour le développement” discusses the work Community Voice International is undertaking in collaboration with Tostan. Included in the report are interviews between RFI’s Carine Frenk, Soudiane community member/singer Marieme Bamba, and Tostan’s Dame Gueye.  Mr. Gueye […]

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#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday

As Thanksgiving gave way to Black Friday and Black Friday gave way to Cyber Monday, people who found the over-the-top consumerism troubling saw an opportunity to raise awareness for ways to give back to our communities and our world. Last year, #GivingTuesday was started in answer to the extended weekend of shopping, encouraging people to […]

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Cyber Monday Deals

Cyber Monday Deals

In recent years, the Monday after Thanksgiving has become one of the most lucrative days for online retailers, and sellers have responded with huge discounts. To keep up with this mayhem, we are offering our own Cyber Monday deal: when you buy music from our partner communities, the community members will receive 100% of the […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

This past year has been the best, most productive in Community Voice International‘s history, and we have a lot for which we are thankful. We were completely humbled by your generosity during our crowd-funding campaign which earned over $11,000 for our pilot project. We forged and deepened relationships with Peace Corps Senegal and Tostan. We […]

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New Music Videos Added: Keur Bakary

New Music Videos Added: Keur Bakary

The new albums have been out for a few weeks. All this week, we have been bringing you our partner communities’ new music videos–glimpses into musical performances from across Senegal. Today we are traveling southeast from Dakar almost to the border with The Gambia to Keur Bakary. We are proud to share four new videos […]

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New Music Videos Added: Yelingara and Dar Salam

New Music Videos Added: Yelingara and Dar Salam

The new albums have been out for a few weeks. We are looking forward to sharing more of our partner communities’ music videos with you. Today’s videos are from Yelingara and Dar Salam, which are Soninke and Mandinka communities, respectively. These two cultural groups are related, but as you will see and hear, the music […]

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New Music Videos Added: Soudiane and Thielao

New Music Videos Added: Soudiane and Thielao

The new albums have been out for a few weeks. We are looking forward to sharing more of our partner communities’ music videos with you. Today we are happy to share videos from Soudiane and Thielao. These two communities are separated by 500 kilometers, putting them in very different geographies. They are culturally distinct, as […]

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New Music Videos Added: Sare Bidji and Santankoye

New Music Videos Added: Sare Bidji and Santankoye

The new albums have been out for a few weeks. We are looking forward to sharing more of our partner communities’ music videos with you. Today we are happy to share videos from Sare Bidji and Santankoye. These two villages are less than 20km apart (about 35km on the road) and share the same Pulaar […]

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