Kiera Zen met our musical director on a trip to Europe through Karoline Höfler, a well-known jazz bassist from Stuttgart. He attended our concert in Stuttgart harbor with his wife and was thrilled.

This gave rise to the idea of expanding the youth orchestra in the agricultural and vocational school run by Kiera on Timor-Leste with ethnic instruments from the local culture in order to arouse new interest in the instruments and give them a new life in the orchestra context.

Since that time, we have been supporting the Kiera Orchestra with targeted projects to make the youth of Timor Leste aware of the value of their own culture and to help them develop this culture for the future.

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Stadt Stuttgart, Kulturamt
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