Cobiana Communications & Culture received a Fulbright grant from the U.S. Department of State to produce a three-month artist residency program in 2012. The artist residency will help develop a new national “horn section” of willing saxophonists and trumpeters, conduct workshops in jazz and harmonica and stage performances that will highlight the results of this intensive instruction and collaboration. This effort will reinforce the national music of Guinea-Bissau, while building both technical skills and familiarity with the diversity of American cultural identities.
Some 250 harmonicas will be gifted to children as part of the harmonica workshops. FCA-Studio provided a 1″x 3″ format label to fit on the Hohner Bluesband harmonicas. The color is PANTONE 185 M printed on silver foil.
Special thanks to Hohner for the deep discount given on the harmonicas, and to the U.S. Department of State for making the residency a reality.