Altai Mir University

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Sep 15, 2011

Young Altai throat-singers go international

Throat-singers giving private concert
Throat-singers giving private concert

Donors to Altai Mir University have been providing stipends to enable extraordinarily talented, but financial destitute young Altai musicians to continue their university training as professional musicians. This summer, members of the International Altai Expedition were treated to wonderful concerts (see videos)

Alan Sameev, after winning several regional contests, was also supported by AMU in his first international concert, in France in July. Alan is sitting closest to the camera in the attached photo.

Members of the group need monthly stipends of $75. Contributions can be made on a continuing basis to provide all or part of one of the stipends.


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Sep 15, 2011

Tyungur Cultural Center launches kids' camp

Camp counselors gather around the cookfire
Camp counselors gather around the cookfire

The new Altai Cultural Center in Tyungur, Altai Republic, (which this project supports) started the summer off with a huge contribution to the local community -- a pro bono kids' camp for local children.

The month-long camp specialized in teaching the children about Altai throat-singing, as the counselors were all professional musicians-in-training.

In the future, this camp will organize professional cooperatives in other culturally important activities, such as bee-keeping and animal husbandry.

Your contributions support the development of these cooperatives.

May 16, 2011

Defend UNESCO Heritage Site from gas pipeline

Prevent the Ukok Plateau gas pipeline
Prevent the Ukok Plateau gas pipeline

Herodotus called this place "the pastures of heaven." And its all at risk!

The Altai people are working feverishly to protect the ancient and fragile sacred cultural heritage of global importance, including mummies preserved in permafrost, from being laid waste by a gas pipeline that, according to independent assessments, provides no net economic benefit to Russia, but immeasurable loss of human heritage in one of the last truly pristine environments on Earth.

Your donation, large or small, funds the preventive efforts of Altai leaders who are dedicated to protecting the ancient Altai cultural/environmental heritage for future generations.

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