Anyone who makes or plays the harp, or merely touches its strings, adds harmony to the world and the universe. Anyone who touches a harp is a harper.
An inscription on an ancient harp says
When you but touch my strings,
You shall a harper be
When all have touched my strings,
The world will be in harmony.
In the photo: Harpist Euro Olivero harps while cousin Simon sings at ARPATUR-II, near Elorza, Venezuela, in 2007.
Harping for Harmony Foundation is a 501(c)(3) exempt charity in the State of West Virginia, established in 1994. Donations are tax-deductable.
Every harper is a harper for harmony. The mission of Harping for Harmony Foundation is to promote harmony and community, locally and globally, through harp music.
Areas of particular interest are Peace, Childhood, Livelihood, Health, and Democracy. We are especially interested bringing harp music to bear in war-torn or otherwise conflicted places in the US or abroad. We also focus on Latin American harp music, especially Arpa Llanera of Colombia and Venezuela.