If awarded, these funds would provide the opportunity for a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary performance to be brought to Baltimore and "toured" by the artists to numerous Baltimore City Public Schools. Visual artist Colette Albiolo (French/African) and composer Danielle Williams (American) have created a unique production combining live instrumental music, moving projected artwork, interpretive choreography, and poetry in the languages of English, French, and Arabic. Albiolo and Williams call this art form "Diachromie Concert." For this spectacle, we aim to bring one of our most haunting works to life for the first time in the United States. The piece is titled "Blue of the Sands" and was originally commissioned by the Institute of Higher Studies in Carthage, Tunisia. A mystical poem, written by Albiolo and narrated in Arabic and English, weaves the dramatic tale of a nomad traveling through the desert; this story forms the narrative for the entire Diachormie Concert. Danielle Williams composed the piece for piano, cello, tambourine, and Arabic ney flute which captures the spirit and mystery of the vast North African deserts. We aim to bring this spectacle to the U.S. for the first time, anticipating a performance in November 2019 in Baltimore. As a part of this performance, we will expand the instrumentation to include the oud performed by Greek virtuoso, Kyriakos Kalaitzidis as well as a small chamber orchestra made up of local musicians. Additionally, Albiolo and Williams will take a miniature version of the Diachromie performance across Baltimore to be performed in several Baltimore City Schools in partnership with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra OrchKids program. In addition to the performance, Williams and Albiolo will facilitate artist workshops with students that allow the students to create their own miniature art/music Diachromies. Through this opportunity, students will be able to experience a unique fusion of Arab and Western music, witness how music, dance, poetry, and visual art can be fused into one large-scale spectacle, work with live musicians and artists to create their own miniature "Diachromie" in their classroom, and experience the cross-cultural collaboration with modern female artists (Williams and Albiolo).