BENEFITING: CLIMB FOR CONSERVATION INC
I am a great lover of all forms of traditional string band music from around the world. Bluegrass is one of those forms of artistic expression that has grown out of the experience of rural America. The same musical themes exist all over the world in rural arias and my mission is to bring these traditional musicians together to share knowledge and wisdom. The first step will be to make "Bluegrass In The Backwoods" a documentary and subsequent album about two bluegrass musicians myself on the mandolin and my friend on guitar traveling through rural India and playing music as well as learning from their traditions. During our journey we will recruit interested individuals to follow us from place to place and raise money for scholorships for Indian musicians to come to the United States and share their musical culture. All your donations will go to this effort and not the documentary and album which will be funded seperatly. The effect of this cultural initiative will be a greater degree of peace and understanding between Eastern and Western culture.