Our international partnership efforts broaden this community building to a global stage. Typically a group project developed by our summer tour team, each summer tour features a distinct initiative carefully planned by the group to contribute to the larger state of affairs in the world. This opportunity takes a different form each year, but centers on our desire to share music, culture, and ideas with people of completely different backgrounds.
Most recently, the Spizzwinks visited the Gitameit Music Institute in Yangon, Myanmar, an incredible organization with which the Spizzwinks have had a longstanding friendship. Over our five days together, we learned about Burmese culture and history, made lasting friendships, and sang a wonderful and diverse array of music. Our time with the Gitameit Institute culminated in an unforgettable joint performance broadcast around Yangon.
In other years, the ‘Winks have visited and sung with organizations and schools in Germany, Brazil, South Africa, Morocco, South Korea, and Colombia, and we continue to look for new opportunities for outreach.