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Tunes for Tanzania, Raising Funds to Send Eva to Complete Second Year of Pharmacy

Musicians from the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, the University of Windsor School of Creative Arts, and the local community will lend their talents to help raise money to keep Eva, a Tanzanian Maasai woman, in school.

This is the 5th Annual Tunes for Tanzania event in support of Eva who was spared from becoming a young bride at the age of 16 from the proceeds of the first Tunes in 2014. Thanks to the generosity of the Windsor community she is now pursuing a diploma in Pharmaceutical Studies. Otganizers are looking to raise the $2000 necessary to empower this motivated woman to complete year two of the program.

Tunes for Tanzania will be an exceptional afternoon of music that will raise spirits as well as money. The concert is a collaborative effort of the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918) and the University of Windsor School of Creative Arts. The event takes place this Sunday, December 9th, 2:30 at Performance Hall, Armouries, 37 University Ave. E. 

Performers to date include:

  • Lillian Scheirich, Concertmaster WSO, Violinist
  • Dr. Gregory Butler and Christine Vanderkooy, Pianists, School of Creative Arts
  • Dr. Nick Papador, Percussionist, School of Creative Arts
  • Amy Ley, Principal Harpist Windsor Symphony Orchestra
  • Erin Armstrong and Christine Turingia (Vocalists)
  • Lisette Gagnon and Tyler Sasso (Acoustic Duo)
  • UWindsor Chamber Choir and Jennifer Swanson
  • The Border City Collective, playing during the reception.

Robert Franz, Music Director, Windsor Symphony Orchestra, will Emcee the event.

A wonderful component of the event is a Taste of Tanzania reception and Tanzanian Marketplace following the concert.