"Recorders Without Borders" in Kenya
On June 18th, 2010, Nina flew to Nairobi, Kenya.
Working in collaboration with S’Cool Sounds, the music education program she founded in New York City in 2001, and Cross Cultural Thresholds, an organization working to feed and educate nearly 300 of the most vulnerable children in the Kibera Slum of Nairobi, Nina introduced her approach to the group study of instrumental music to young children and their teachers in Kenya.
For four days Nina worked with over one hundred children in The Drug Fighters' school in Kibera. During the months leading up to this trip, Nina worked to link two New York City school communities to the project: The AmPark Neighborhood School and The Fieldston Lower School, both in the Bronx. Children in the three communities got to know each other through musical and personal exchange. The children of the AmPark and Fieldston Lower schools had the opportunity to meet in person, collaborating on a musical project which they shared with their global partner in Kenya through letter-writing and video exchange. Through the use of technology, the three communities are working to create a collective musical offering. The project is an investment in the future of the children in Kibera and in New York City.
The goal of this exciting new initiative is to develop a lasting relationship between these three communities, using music to learn about different world cultures and helping the children to appreciate the complex world in which we live.
"Recorders Without Borders, Volume I"
Nina Stern's innovative book for beginning recorder players
and percussion is published by Sweet Pipes.
The book contains 12 original compositions in the styles of
traditional music from around the world.
To purchase the book please launch related site below.
"Recorders Without Borders, Volume II"
Volume II in the "Recorders Without Borders" series includes 13 traditional tunes from around with world arranged for Recorders and Percussion. This volume comes with a play-along CD featuring Nina Stern on recorders and Shane Shanahan on percussion.
To purchase the book launch related site below.