Flute Donation Campaign

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Zevang
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Flute Donation Campaign

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Dearest Listers,

It came to my knowledge the situation of a flutist in IRAQ. I had all information confirmed by a musician and the managers of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq (NYOI).

It happens that Karar, the flutist, had his flute destroyed (an Azumi 3000) in a fire provoked by a bomb at the school where he studied.
It has been one year since that happened and he is just not playing at all!
He used to be a flutist at the National Symphony of Iraq in Baghdad and simply doesn't have any financial possibilities of having another flute.

When I had contact with him he told me ANY flute would do!

Then I come to you to ask your opinions on this. What could be done in this case?

If there is a flute in need for repair, I could do it for free and then send it to him.

Thanks!

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Zevang
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Ok, nobody interested.

I understand.

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I do not own the flutes in my shop. The store does. Customers do. I would donate a flute if I had one.

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I sent you a PM...
"Never give a flute player a screwdriver."
--anonymous--

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I never got my PM. Please send me an email instead.
neal.anderson@donsmusiccity.com

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The PM was sent to Zevang.
"Never give a flute player a screwdriver."
--anonymous--

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Classitar
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Put a proposal on Kickstarter?

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Zevang
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pied_piper wrote:I sent you a PM...
Thanks Bob, will take a look ;-)

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Zevang
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Classitar wrote:Put a proposal on Kickstarter?
I can definitely give it a try!
Thanks for reminding me.

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Zevang
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Zevang wrote:
Classitar wrote:Put a proposal on Kickstarter?
I can definitely give it a try!
Thanks for reminding me.
It's a pitty that my country is not eligible... just discovered it...

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Hi Zevang.
I've just been out of hibernation and saw your message.
Have you sourced one yet for the poor flutist?
flutist with a screwdriver

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Hello FluteGo! (another rhyme... :-)

I have some possibilities, but nothing concrete yet.
Would you have something hidden up that closet that is playable?

I already have a person in Germany to take the flute directly to the Iraqi guy. She's a music teacher.

Best wishes!

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ever the poet, Zevang!
I will get back to you soon.
flutist with a screwdriver

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I just wanted to follow up on this story.

When I first saw Zevang's post, I forwarded it to Altus/Azumi to see if anything could be done to help this young man. They were able to get in touch with him and he sent an email. I am pleased to announce that we replaced his flute so that he may continue.

Please see this correspondence from Altus / Azumi from Japan. (Please pardon the english translation...)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1Srkr ... sp=sharing

Thanks everyone for bringing this to our attention!
Joe B

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Wonderful News!

Congratulations to Altus/Azumi and JButky for stepping up!

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