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ORGANIZATIONS OF INTEREST

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www.matanhoproject.org

Matanho Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of Zimbabwean musicians and their communities. Matanho Project has a threefold mission:

  • To help Zimbabwean musicians and their families generate income through self-sustaining musical, cultural arts, and micro-loan projects. Emergency health fund is available for families contracted in the micro-loan project.
  • To help Zimbabwean villages transform from debt-dependent farming methods to permaculture methods that are designed to work together for sustainability.
  • To facilitate a cross-cultural sharing of musical expertise and artist development between Zimbabwean and American musicians.
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www.dandemutande.org

Dandemutande is a resource for people who love Zimbabwean music and culture around the world.
Dandemutande consists of a web site, a mail order catalog and discography of music, books, and other resources, a copyrights & royalties information center, an e-mail listserv for announcements and discussions, a resource guide connecting you with people and organizations, and a magazine of articles about the music and the people who play it.

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www.ancientways.org

The Ancient Ways' mission is to learn from and preserve the traditional ways of indigenous peoples around the world, and throughout time, by exploring their art, music, and cosmology, so that we can educate and encourage people today to develop ways to live which are more environmentally and socially sustainable.

Projects include Nhimbe for Progress, and Jangano, which assist communities in Zimbabwe with improving living conditions, particularly for children.

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www.zimfest.org

The Zimbabwean Music Festival is an annual celebration of Zimbabwean music and culture. A fun-filled three-day weekend of concerts, workshops, community conversations, a marketplace and more, Zimfest is the largest annual gathering in North America of students, teachers, performers, and fans of Zimbabwean music.

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tarirohope.wordpress.com

We invite you to join us in providing hope for Zimbabwean children by educating orphaned girls and preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Founded in 2003, Tariro works in Zimbabwe to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS by educating young women. Located in the high-density neighborhood of Glen Norah in Harare, Tariro enables young women who have been orphaned by AIDS to complete a secondary school education, thereby dramatically reducing their risk of contracting HIV/AIDS.

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