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WAR DIVIDES
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USING MUSIC TO BRIDGE DIVIDES, CONNECT COMMUNITIES, AND HEAL THE WOUNDS OF WAR
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February 17, 2017

From January 30 till February 5, expert band coach Eric Coenen coached our mixed bands in Mitrovica. The bands come together for songwriting weeks almost every month, with some planning extra rehearsals outside the weeks.

February 16, 2017

In January, we returned to Northern Ireland to continue training local musicians and community workers to become community music leaders. The Music Bridge program, run in partnership with Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, aims to address the consequences of the Northern Ireland conflict. Through music we bridge divides and create empathic connections that help to rebuild a more resilient and peaceful society.

February 14, 2017

Last weekend, we ran our third Welcome Notes training at the Spring House in Amsterdam, reaching over 20 musicians from the UK, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. The training was led by Otto de Jong, Hanno Tomassen and special guest Darren Abrahams of Crisis Classroom.

February 14, 2017

In January 30 trainee Community Music Leaders came together for a week focussed on creativity in music-making. This meant developing their own creativity, and also inviting the creativity of children participating in their workshops.

February 6, 2017

We implemented the Musical Playground program in a school for children with special needs in Al-Khader, south of Bethlehem.