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8 Days 8 Communities – Day 3: Santankoye

8 Days 8 Communities – Day 3: Santankoye

In anticipation of the release of nine albums of never-before-heard Senegalese music (one from each of our new partner communities and a compilation of all of them) on October 15, 2013, we will be highlighting one community each day for the eight days leading up to the release. Today we are showcasing Santankoye, a Pulaar […]

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8 Days 8 Communities – Day 2: Sare Bidji

8 Days 8 Communities – Day 2: Sare Bidji

In anticipation of the release of nine albums of never-before-heard Senegalese music (one from each of our new partner communities and a compilation of all of them) on October 15, 2013, we will be highlighting one community each day for the eight days leading up to the release. Today we are showcasing Sare Bidji, a […]

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8 Days 8 Communities – Day 1: Keur Daouda Cisse

8 Days 8 Communities – Day 1: Keur Daouda Cisse

In anticipation of the release of nine new albums of Senegalese music (one from each of our new partner communities and a compilation of all of them) on October 15, 2013, we will be highlighting one community each day for the eight days leading up to the release. Today we are showcasing Keur Daouda Cisse, […]

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Clip of Recording from Sare Bidji

We are happy to share a clip with you from our partner community Sare Bidji. This rough snippet of a recording features griot Alarba Kande (pictured below) playing ñaañeru between songs during a recording session of the community members of Sare Bidji, Senegal. The ñaañeru is a one-stringed horsehair fiddle which uses a snakeskin head […]

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New Website

Thanks to the generosity of the volunteers at Ann Arbor GiveCamp, we are very pleased to unveil our new website. Thank you Jay, Hillary, Greg, and all the rest of the organizers! Thank you Ondrej, Andy, Kep, Katy, John, Ryan, Terry, and Dustin for all your help with our new site!!! We hope that you, […]

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Three articles featuring Community Voice International

During the past few months, we’ve been actively reaching out to spread the word about Community Voice, our model of using music to increase cultural understanding and facilitate international development, and our collaborations. Here are three articles featuring our work: – The Summer 2013 issue of The National Peace Corps Association‘s WorldView magazine includes an […]

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Work in Senegal

Far too much time has passed since our last update, and that is because for most of June, we were working in Senegal. We had the exceptional good fortune to work with Peace Corps Volunteers and Tostan to meet with members of eight communities from around the country and record their local music. This phase […]

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First Recordings Released!

After many months of planning, relationship-building, recording, copyrighting, mixing, and mastering, we are incredibly proud and excited to announce the release of the first recordings from our partner communities! These recordings are available on Bandcamp: They are also available on CD Baby (here and here): In the weeks to come, the albums will begin appearing […]

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Crowdfunding for our new project

Community Voice International is very proud to announce phase two of our pilot project. Building on the work we’ve accomplished in Senegal with Peace Corps Volunteer Joshua Snyder, Community Voice’s founder will travel to Senegal this April to meet with at least seven more partner communities, record their music, and sell the recordings to generate […]

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What we do

How does Community Voice International work? For a long time we have been looking for a fun and easy way to help explain what we do and how our model works. So, we created this infographic-ish one-pager to help communicate that. Please take a look at it and pass it along to your friends.

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