On Saturday April 7, 2018, Big Soul Project performed a concert at Southminster United Church as a fundraiser in support of TEMBO (Tanzania Education and Micro-Business Opportunity). Ticket sales and donations combined raised a grand total of $11,800. Imagine how many lives will be changed because of this concert!
TEMBO’s mission is to raise awareness and funds to support Tanzanian partners in providing educational and micro-business opportunities for girls and women. Take a look at TEMBO’s website, and you’ll see that they are truly an inspirational organization: http://www.projectembo.org/.
At the concert, titled One Voice, audience members had the privilege of seeing a video of many TEMBO girls singing from Tanzania and of BSP singing along with them. And locally based guest artists Chipo Shambare and Hamid Ayoub added their drumming talents to the musical mix.
*Tembo also means Elephant in Swahili, symbolizing everything that is TEMBO:
She is wise, and seemingly remembers everything, having vast stores of wisdom passed down from her elders. She ponders all things and meditates, letting Spirit and ancestor memory guide her…. Herds of Elephants are always led by the females. https://www.universeofsymbolism.com/elephant-symbolism.html
If you would like to help this worthy cause, consider donating through the TEMBO web site at http://www.projectembo.org/how-you-can-help/.