Thursday, May 20, 2004

Play It Strange

Yesterday it was Sweden. Today all the news seems to be about New Zealand.

Play It Strange is a non-profit trust "established to encourage young New Zealanders to develop interests and skills in music, composing and performance". The trust is currently looking for funding sponsors for their Ukulele Orchestra Programme:

Schools apply for a "ukulele orchestra" for Years 7, 8 and 9.

Essential points:

Resource package includes:

- Overhead projector resource.

- CD of ukulele hit songs.

- CD of backing tracks for class and solo performances. Fifty per cent of the material will be NZ songs.
Ukuleles are retained by the school.

Ukuleles lead naturally to the guitar. They are a perfect launchpad to a wider performance and composition pursuit.

I have a better name for the program. Geoff Davis, what do you think of "The Kiwi Strummers"? Link

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