"The Africa trip of May 2014 was a true adventure. There were a lot of moments and a lot more proof, in my opinion, of how strong music can be in bringing people closer together. A visit to the market became a musical party when we, the 'tourists,' became one with the 'sellers' who just moments ago were arguing with us about a price. Another example can be found closer to home, since within our own BGJI group, every player was from a different country and culture, but we were all able to unite together and became one strong team on one important mission."

— Lihi Haruvi, Israel, Saxophone

Watch BGJI students and faculty talk about their trip to West Africa in 2014:


Watch a performance from the trip to Africa the previous year: