New Languages added!
Languages and 15 new voices posted online include Burmese, Khmer,
Hausa, Vietnamese, Latvian, Indonesian, Finnish, Albanian, and Sinhalese.
The total is now 58. Icelandic and Japanese files were also updated with
additional articles and voices.
My next language mandate is to record Yiddish, Bulgarian,
Bengali, Georgian, Thai and Bemba (from The Gambia).
I know I am missing another 5,942 but please bear with me…
Horace Mann School Presents World Voices:
Late January 2009 will hear World Voices at the Horace
Mann School’s K-5 library for a week to ten days. Go
kids!! It will be a fun and creative presentation orchestrated by
involved parents and committed teachers. If anyone wants to spearhead a
presentation at their school, please contact me.
I am starting to pursue an Olympic 2012
World Voices presentation in London. Any leads are welcome!
The WVP Promo Video from the South Street Seaport exhibit is
posted on the World Voices Home page. To those of you who participated,
thank you. You were all so eloquent. Check it out: http://www.worldvoicesproject.org/
EU and UN Sponsored Human Rights Leaders
On October 7-8, 2008,
World Voices Project played at the EU and UN sponsored Human Rights Leader Conference
in Brussels as an “audio only” presentation. Leaders from around the world
listened to World Voices as they convened to talk about better ways to
ensure that human rights are respected globally. For more information
The Defenders Take The Floor
UN Human Rights Declaration 60th
Renata Sivacolundhu of the UN Dept. of Public Information has
been navigating the UN bureaucracy tirelessly to have World Voices played
during the opening of the General Assembly meeting on December 10th.
Logistics are being worked out and with the help of Ron Yoshida and his
company, Hello World
Communications, a DVD presentation
will be forthcoming at the G.A. meeting.
Dance Performs to World Voices
In late April 2009 Bernier Dance company (www.bernierdance.org) will be presenting “Artists
for Peace”, a multimedia performance incorporating World Voices and
possibly the musical track “Our Dreams”. This year the funds they raise
will go to KIVA, an organization that provides micro business loans to
industrious people throughout the developing world. I looked at their web
site and was compelled to loan to three different individuals in Togo,
Nicaragua, and Tajikistan! Kiva is known to be a very effective program
that helps people help themselves.
Thanks again to Zoran Zelic of ArchiCulture.net
for his continuing design contributions.