JIRANI – KENYA AND HARLEM UNITE TOGETHER THROUGH SONG

By HarlemHouse

Children from Kenya and Harlem unite together through song.  Youngsters from both sides of the Atlantic are blending their voices and their cultures together for a very unique summer camp in the heart of Harlem.  The children are from Kenya and Harlem and together they are part of a group called the Jirani Cultural Organization.  It was founded by the Rev. Tae Jong Rim after he witnessed young children in Nairobi picking through a trash heap for food.  He started an after school program in Kenya to teach needy African children how to sing what he calls “The Unstoppable Song Of Hope”.

The new Harlem Jirani Ensemble strives for excellence in music and art, teaching children 9 through 14 that sustained, disciplined effort and cooperation builds self-esteem and strengthens community.
“Jirani” means “good neighbor” in Swahili.
The Jirani Children’s Choir is more then just music it is teaching children to reach for the stars.
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The Harlem Jirani Ensemble and the Kenya Jirani Choir will be giving performances in the tri-state area August 19th through August 28th.
To learn more please visit harlemjirani.org.
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5 Responses to JIRANI – KENYA AND HARLEM UNITE TOGETHER THROUGH SONG

  1. Harlem House says:

    You’re welcome. I posted it and if you would like me to pass along any future events or performances for Jirani in the future I would be happy to.
    HH

  2. Anonymous says:

    May I know the person who write this. I am one of the staff of Jirani. Thank you very much for the article.

  3. No. But if anyone else does, please let us know.

  4. Ben says:

    Do you know where they are performing next? Would like to catch this before Aug 28.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Bravo! Awesome.

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