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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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July 21, 2017 program news
In June, we were invited to Heek, Germany to run a training in partnership with the Landesmusikakademie NRW, preparing local musicians to work with refugees and asylum seekers across Germany.
July 16, 2017 program news
In 2016-2017, Musicians without Borders trained 29 young Ugandans with the skills to use music to support extremely vulnerable children.  Now they are ready to begin their real work!
July 7, 2017 photo album
In June, we ran a five-day Advanced Community Music Training in partnership with the Landesmusikakademie NRW, training local musicians to work with refugees and asylum seekers across Germany. More info: http://mwb.to/training
July 7, 2017 program news
Neverland, a very talented new mixed band of the Mitrovica Rock School, just released its first music video, recorded in Mitrovica. Let us know what you think!