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Peace Through Music

Thomas Duncan is the Programs Manager for Playing For Change Foundation (PFCF), and co-founder of the Moroccan PFCF program Joudour Sahara. Duncan is a previous recipient of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation through the U.S. Department of State for the project Musical Heritage of the Southern Draa Valley, implemented through Joudour Sahara in southern Morocco (2016-2019). Thomas and the local team created the digital archive Through ISME, Duncan also received the the ISME-NAMM Foundation’s Project Development grant for documenting traditional music transmission with tribal groups in southern Morocco, learning from these methods to create intergenerational exchanges among these groups for sustained cultural preservation in the Zagora region. Thomas also participated at the United Nations’ Conference of Parties (COP 22) in Marrakech, Morocco, speaking on how climate change has impacted youth and youth development throughout the Sahara desert.

Duncan currently acts as Programs Manager for PFCF, leading international grants and developing special initiatives among PFCF programs, and also acts as a Program Coordinator for Joudour Sahara on a volunteer basis. Thomas is fluent in Moroccan Arabic.