Humanitarian Mission

Our humanitarian crises are a result of discord. From climate change, to dealing with oppressive regimes, to disaster relief – cooperation is fundamental though ever more elusive. Crisis itself makes nations (and individuals) focus on self-preservation rather than focus on enlightened collective interest, and the universal truth: that we cannot solve our problems alone.

There is no greater unifier than music; cutting through all differences; bringing disparate worldviews together and forming the foundation for trust. It is the perfect convening point – something we all agree upon – while dealing with the difficult work of making our world in harmony with our ideals.

It’s easy to overlook music in a world where billions of people lack basic services. Our instinct is to focus on food and shelter though the healing, hope and meaning that come from the arts is often needed more in such situations; to give people the strength to carry on and inspire through beauty.

Kimball Gallagher works to make such experiences possible, around the globe. Recent work has included: Residency at theAfghanistan National Institute of Music, Kabul Afghanistan

Fundraising concert the Acropolium in Carthage, Tunisia- concert raised $19K for Action & developpment solidaire, enough for one new technology center with 15 computers in an underserved part of Tunisia for one year.

People Eye Care Foundation of Thailand– concert raised money for 18 vision saving surgeries.

Detailed breakdown of Humanitarian Work

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img 2236reWith Cultures in Harmony at Friends Music Program in Hammamet, Tunisia Summer of 2010

img 0341re Performing at the World Bank, with US Executive Director Ian Solomon

Residency at Afghanistan Institute of Music Kabul, Afghanistan, January 2013

Residency at Afghanistan Institute of Music Kabul, Afghanistan, January 2013

Performing at the Germany Embassy in Kabul, from german embassy kabul 2012reAfghanistan. January 9, 2012


With Interim Finance Minister Jaloul Ayed before the concert for the Interim Tunisian Government, October 16, 2011

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With Students in Ulanbaatar, Monglolia after a concert in April 2011

Guitar Performance at Village of Hope, Alexandria, Egypt, March 2013

Guitar Performance at Village of Hope, Alexandria, Egypt, March 2013