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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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April 18, 2017 program news
Mixed band Proximity Mine are from Mitrovica (Kosovo), a city completely divided by war. They are setting an example to their generation, and they need your help.
April 26, 2017 press release
This week we are talking to singer - songwriter Colette O’Connor, who is joining us for World Wide Music Day this year from Dennis Port, Massachusetts (U.S.). Read along to find out more about Colette and World Wide Music Day!
April 26, 2017 program news
We have come to the end of the pilot year of our Welcome Notes project in the Netherlands and we would like to share some experiences from one of our workshop leaders with you.
May 30, 2017 event
MwB director Laura Hassler will deliver the keynote "Volunteering: Passion, Vision & Following one’s Life" at the National Volunteer Management Conference in Sligo, Ireland.