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About unitymp

The Unity Rural Music Project was initiated in February 2010 by two Fulbright scholars conducting research in Chengdu. Our mission is to address issues of education development in rural China by organizing a series of music-themed summer camps in Sichuan and Guangxi Provinces. Through these camps, we will provide participating schools with instruments, textbooks and teacher training, helping them lay the foundation for sustainable music programs of their own. Additionally, the camps will provide a valuable opportunity for cultural exchange between students and instructors, providing students a chance to learn and interact with musicians and role models from urban China and abroad.

One Last Post

Thanks everyone for making the URMP an amazingly fun and rewarding experience. Before I sign off, I want to direct you to our new Flickr account, accessible directly through the sidebar on this page. You can also check out Cathy Barbash’s … Continue reading

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Lugu Camps 2: Xinxing School

Now that we’re all home after a week at Lugu Lake, it’s time to sort through our photos and upload some of the best. The second half of our Lugu project was just as rewarding as the first — two … Continue reading

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Lugu Lake madness

We all arrived at Lugu Lake on the night of the fourth, and it’s been a wild ride since. After three full days of instruction, we will be holding an interactive performance at the school tonight before moving on to … Continue reading

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In addition to Los Piratas, David and I, there will be four new volunteers at Lugu Lake (admitted, Kelly’s been with us this whole time, but she certainly deserves some screen time). Here are their bios/pictures. Kelly Guo Kelly was … Continue reading

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Guangxi update

Apparently, the flooding in southern Guangxi has reached extreme levels — under a government warning, children are not allowed to travel to school. As a result, we’ve had to cancel the two workshops we had planned in the area for … Continue reading

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Welcome to the web presence of the Unity Rural Music Project!

Hey! Over the past few months, we’ve been gearing up for a summer full of music camps and performances around rural Southwest China, and things have been getting busier and busier. David and Los Pirates Del Montes (a side project … Continue reading

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