"When we start a workshop in a refugee center, many of us are strangers to each other. Yet, generally, within a few minutes we are playing together with the openheartedness of children. That’s the power of music – it bridges the divides of language, origin, cultures and customs. It can lift a weary heart and heal trust that has been broken. What a way to welcome new people to my country!"
- Franka, workshop leader
In honor of World Refugee Day and World Wide Music Day (June 20-21), join us in promoting access to music as a fundamental human right and a celebration of diversity, freedom and equality. The continuation of our work with refugees and war-torn communities depends on your support. Please give today, any amount helps.
In May, two mixed bands from Mitrovica wrote, recorded and performed their new songs in the studios of Fontys Rock Academy. The Mitrovica Rock School has helped restore the divided war-torn town’s former identity as a breeding ground for great rock musicians.
Since 2008, More than 800 youth from Mitrovica’s divided communities have met and collaborated in the ‘loudest school in town’ where ‘it’s all about the music!’
Listen to Sublime 6 vocalists Jelena and Edona sing together in their new song, ‘Lost’.