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WAR DIVIDES, MUSIC CONNECTS
Using music to bridge divides, connect communities,
and heal the wounds of war and conflict.
WHO WE ARE (2:53)
‘You may be poor, you may only have a ramshackle house, you may have lost your job, but that song gives you hope.’
Nelson Mandela

Where war has raged, people need everything to return to life: food, water, shelter, clothing, medicine. But more than anything, people need hope. To reconcile, people need empathy. To heal, people need connection and community.

Music creates empathy, builds connection and gives hope.

Who We Are
‘If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.’
Jimi Hendrix

Since 1999, we’ve been using the power of music for peace-building, connecting people, empowering musicians as social activists, and training local youth as change-makers.

Our long-term commitment allows our participants the time to develop skills and talents, process grief and loss, and build bridges of reconciliation in societies divided by recent or ongoing conflict.

Our mission is to bridge divides, connect communities, and heal the wounds of war using the power of music.
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November 22, 2017 video
Our deaf music workshop Halimeh traveled to The Netherlands to participate in Musicians without Borders' Training of Trainers.
November 20, 2017 program news
Rwanda Youth Music project assistant Allison Shyaka traveled to Europe last month to attend our Training of Trainers. Read his story!
November 16, 2017 program news
Watch our video report on our Mitrovica Rock School's tenth annual summer school. While our mixed bands can now rehearse and perform in Kosovo, our annual Summer School in Skopje offers freedom from daily worries and one of the most intensive musical experiences our participants undertake, together.
November 15, 2017 program news
The 5 principles of Musicians without Borders are hugely motivating for me; like some kind of shiny marble that shines on the horizon in search of connection. Music is able to create a ‘special moment’, which in the German language beautifully translates to ‘Sternstunde’.