We use music to bridge divides, connect communities, and heal the wounds of war.
Following a successful pilot in July, our Mitrovica Rock School teachers have started working at both Rock School branches, giving workshops focusing on material not covered during the lesson program. An important breakthrough for the school, and a wonderful opportunity for our talented students.
Two ethnically mixed Mitrovica Rock School band gave their first performance in Kosovo that was fully open to the public. On October 2, Hotel Gracanica organized an acoustic concert by Akasha and Sublime 6, catching this year's last opportunity for a garden concert.
Musicians without Borders in Rwanda, and the Hove Junior School in UK, today linked up live for a cultural exchange. Children from the school were able to speak with Espoir and Ally, live from Kigali, and ask them questions about their work using music to support vulnerable children.
Our friends from Amwaj Choir Schools in Bethlehem and Hebron, Palestine, are looking for volunteers to strengthen their local team.
In May, MwB director Laura Hassler spoke at TEDx Nancy about the work of Musicians without Borders and the power of music to foster empathy among communities that have been divided by war and conflict. Watch the full presentation here.