Friday, October 2, 2009

The Roots of Music Founder Nominated as CNN Hero

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Derrick Tabb, founder of The Roots of Music — a music education program for middle school students in New Orleans — has been nominated as one of 10 nominees for CNN’s Hero of the Year Award. Tabb, who is also snare drummer for the Rebirth Brass Band, will receive $25,000 as part of the nomination. On November 26, CNN will broadcast “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute,” and as part of the celebration, the hero of the year will be announced, who will receive an additional $100,000.

In a recent interview with CNN’s Larry King, Tabb said the program has 103 participants and another 400 kids on a waiting list. If you would like to cast your vote for Tabb, visit this site.

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