Around the Globe

NAMM Member, KoSA Music recently celebrated 20 years of expanding music education and exposing the world to a vibrant music and cultural experiences through its Cuba-based workshops.
C.F. Martin & Co. sent a specially designed ukulele to SpaceX headquarters in California that accompanied the crew of Inspiration4. The instrument, which was played in space, has returned to Earth and is scheduled for auction, with the proceeds going to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
In May, Can-Do Musos The NAMM Show TEC Tracks presenter and non-profit presented a livestream event featuring performances from musicians living with disabilities.
Since 1968, Cliff Cooper, founder, and CEO of Orange Amplifiers has revolutionized the music industry. Cooper spent years perfecting the “Orange Sound” by studying, experimenting, and testing designs to perfect how sound is perceived.
Make Music Day is a free global music-making event that takes place each year on June 21. The event encourages participants of all ages, abilities, and cultures to come together on the summer solstice to celebrate the power of music.
Logans Pianos was presented with The Australian Small Business Champion Award for specialty retail earlier this month. The store, which is Sydney’s oldest independent music shop, was also named a NAMM Top 100 store at Believe in Music week in January 2021.
NAMM Member, Andertons Music Co., announced a charity initiative to raise funds dedicated to the fight against teenage cancer. The UK-based retailer will be raffling off 19 signed and highly sought-after guitars, with proceeds going to the Teenage Cancer Trust.
During NAMM’s Believe in Music week (January 18-22), the Global Livestream introduced audiences around-the-world to over 40 emerging and established artists from 23 countries across six continents offering 12 hours of live performances.
Often left off the pages of history are the incredible contributions of women throughout the ages, and few cases are demonstrated more definitively than that of Nannette Streicher, the woman who built Beethoven’s pianos. Streicher may have built pianos in the 18th century, but her legacy lives on today with the work of instrument craftswoman Anne Acker.
“The creative path of every musician is marked by a quest for a distinctive style, a style that reflects the player’s musical identity. All musicians strive to be unique, extraordinary, and original and demand the same qualities from the musical instruments they play.” -Furch Guitars
Manuel Rodríguez Jr. is the third generation of luthiers, a family that has been making Spanish-style guitars since 1905.
Brass for Africa, a U.K. based charity organization, was founded over a decade ago when Jim Trott, founder and executive director, donated 30 brass instruments from his son’s junior brass band to communities in Kampala, Uganda.

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