A humanitarian project that transforms children's lives through music.
KALESMA's mission is the creation of a long - term music education program for the children of 'Kivotos'.
'Kivotos tou Kosmou' is a Non-Profit Organization for the caring mostly for homeless mothers and children, living in conditions of neglect and abandonment, without medical care, mostly coming from single parent families, and some children even without parents. They provide care to over 500 children on a daily basis.
The first step of this project is to bring six international musicians from Berklee College of Music in the United States who will travel to Greece for the sole purpose of working and performing together on stage with a choir of 40 children of 'Kivotos'.
The children will be trained for a year prior to the concert by Aggeliki Toubanaki, professional educator/musician. The artists will work with the children for one week in July 2018.
The final performance is not the only goal of this project but the beginning of a permanent music education program which will start in September of 2018.
(Vasilis Kostas, founder of Kalesma, working with the children of 'Kivotos' in Athens, in December 2016.)
"This idea came to life when I visited Kivotos last Christmas with the intention of finding the musical talent that exists there. I witnessed how music cultivates kindness, respect and teamwork, and builds self esteem. I decided that I will do everything within my power to fulfill this need for music education." Vasilis Kostas
All six artists who will work with the children, are graduates from the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, which trains its students to create humanitarian projects and to bring social change through music.
Please help us bring KALESMA to life. The project has expenses such as transportation, accommodation, the children's training, equipment and supplies, advertising, venue rental, and more.
This initiative can only gain traction and succeed with your financial support. By donating for KALESMA, hundreds of children’s lives can be positively impacted and the long-term goals of implementing a musical program can be realized, for the Kivotos children to find their calling.
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Thank you. KALESMA Team
Vasilis Kostas (Greece) - Laouto
Eirini Tornesaki (Greece) - Vocals
Layth Sidiq (Jordan) - Violin
Chase Morrin (United States) - Piano
Noam Israeli (Israel) - Drums
James Dale (Australia) - Bass
KALESMA is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of KALESMA must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
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Amount is fully tax-deductible.
If you donate $3000 to the project,
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