The Afghan Music Project, Kabul, Afghanistan
Adam Gouttierre and Chris Becherer, two Haas MBAs (06) spent a week in Kabul working with Afghan musicians and recorded a full-length 11 track album of traditional Afghan music. Available through iTunes, the Afghan Music Project (http://www.afghanmusicproject.org/) sales benefit the music teachers of Kabul and encourage more young students, especially women, to study music. The project was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle in January, 2008 (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/01/14/MNRUTLD4A.DTL&hw=afghan&sn=001&sc=1000) There's also a write-up in the HaasNewswire as well as an interview on MSNBC. Their trip to Kabul, in 2005, was partially funded through a Clausen International Business Fellowship.