KidZNotes to presents 3rd Annual Winter Concert in collaboration with Project Ubuntu
Celebrate the holiday season at the KidZNotes’ third annual winter concert on Saturday, December 22. Join us to hear 200 Durham underserved kindergarten through fifth grade children showcase the musical talent with a holiday flare.
In the week leading up to the winter concert, Project Ubuntu, an initiative created by Chapel Hill native Daniel Becton, will be working with KidZNotes as part of their year-long journey to support service organizations across the nation. The mission of Project Ubuntu is to visit, celebrate and support people in one community in every state and Washington, D.C. who embody “Ubuntu” through their commitment to service, and to inspire a wide-ranging audience to engage in service themselves.
Together, KidZNotes and Project Ubuntu will culminate their week together with the 3rd Annual Winter Concert, performing holiday favorites and celebrating the work of KidZNotes in the community.
KidZNotes uses the transformational power of classical music to build new futures for children, focusing on those with economic or social barriers. El Sistema and its global off-shoots have helped nearly 2 million children, the most famous of whom is Gustavo Dudamel, 30-year-old virtuoso conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
When: Saturday; December 22, 2012; 10:30 a.m.
Where: Holton Career and Resource Center Auditorium – 401 N. Driver St., Durham, N.C., 27703
Who:   KidZNotes
What: Winter Concert, classical music, sing-a-longs; attendance is free
For more details about KidZNotes, visit, or contact Jennifer Blank ( at 919-560-2712.
About KidZNotes
KidZNotes has expanded in its third year to enroll 200 students in need at five low-income schools in Durham: Eastway, Y.E. Smith, E.K. Powe, Maureen Joy and Club Boulevard Humanities Magnet Elementary. KidZNotes provides instruments and nearly ten hours a week of free music instruction for their 200 students. KidZNotes is sponsored in part by D’Addario, Duke University, Durham Public Schools, Durham Parks and Recreation, and the Durham Arts Council. KidZNotes is inspired by El Sistema, the social-reform orchestra program for children and families in poverty in Venezuela. For more details about KidZNotes, information is available at, or by contacting Jennifer Blank ( at 919-560-2712.
About Project Ubuntu
Project Ubuntu will spend one week in one community from each state and Washington, D.C., spanning 51 diverse urban and rural communities between Aug. 26, 2012 and Aug. 24, 2013. The project will cover 16,000 miles of American road and will also fly to Hawaii and Alaska. “Ubuntu” is a philosophy found throughout the southern nations of Africa that is characterized by the notion that a person is a person through others (in Zulu: “umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu”). That is, as Archbishop Desmond Tutu says, it is not centered around the concept of “I think, therefore I am;” but rather, “I am a human because I belong. I participate. I share.” It comes from someone “knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed.” For more details about Project Ubuntu, information is available at