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Una Corda – Piano Trafficking

Una Corda is an Irish non-profit organization that is helping to train young piano tuners in Cuba and equip them to  restore pianos that have fallen into disrepair. Havana’s National Workshop of Instrument Repair was the traditional training centre for Cuba’s piano tuners but, after a Soviet training programme closed, the workshop has been neglected and piano technicians unable to buy the materials they needed to keep the pianos working.  Since 2006, Una Corda has been sending Irish piano tuners to train the next generation of tuners in Cuba and tourists have helped the project by volunteering to carry piano parts or tools in their luggage – more than 300kg have been transported to Cuba so far.

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