The spirit of harambee


In 1963, Kenya’s first President, Jomo Kenyatta, called on the people to adopt the spirit of Harambee meaning “all pull together” in Swahili. He used Harambee as a call to action, urging the people to unite and help build the newly independent nation together. Over the years, the Harambee concept was expanded to embrace social tolerance, harmony and unity, to facilitate equal access and opportunities for all citizens to realize their full potential.

In the spirit of this idea, Harambee Chamber Orchestra is a place for young musicians of diverse origins to express themselves in a supportive, collaborative environment.

Aiming to advocate for under-represented musicians and composers, including people of color and women, the orchestra performs challenging and fun repertoire taken from a wide range of musical styles and genres — including commissioned compositions for the orchestra showcasing compelling new voices and perspectives in music.

Benefit Concert for Covenant House June 2019 .

Values


Music for pleasure

Music among friends

Conversation

Community

Sharing

Casual environment

High expectations

Artistic

Expressive

Leadership

Saturday, Jan 25


7:00pm
NNJYO Winter Concert

with Varsity Orchestra and Ravina Youth Symphony

Tuesday, Feb 18


7:00pm
Jubilee! A Celebration of Black Composers
The Woodland
60 Woodland Rd
Maplewood NJ

Saturday, Apr 25


3:00pm
NNJYO Spring Concert
Columbia High School
Auditorium

Columbia High School


17 Parker Avenue
Maplewood, NJ 07040