and heal the wounds of war and conflict.
Halimeh Sarabtah is deaf, but that didn't stop her from realizing her dream and study special education, so she can help children with special needs, blind and deaf. And now, also with music.
"I can only hope that one day we will all have the freedom to make music and then, I think, we may realize that we are not so different after all.” Dutch harpist and artistic director of the Dutch Harp Festival Remy van Kesteren shares his story with us for the current blogpost. This year’s theme of the Dutch Harp Festival is “Story telling”, a theme that resonates a lot with what Musicians without Borders is doing. An example of this is the song "Give Us a Smile", the newest addition to our project's bandcamp page!
In the first hour of the training we moved from a single clap to discussing the principles of acceptance, participation, expression and inclusion that characterise our approach to music. I had helped translate and format these ideas four years ago.
This blogpost is the first in a series that will spotlight people who are either active with our own project, or active in social work with music in a different context. This time, our own Field Coordinator and nonviolence trainer shares his thoughts about his work with MwB!