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MwB director Laura Hassler will be a featured speaker in the panel ‘Social Role of Musicians in the 21st Century’ as part of the seminar For All: Youth and Musical Connections in São Paulo, Brazil.

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•• Topics Advocacy Events
14-15 December, 2017
Landesmusikakademie NRW Steinweg 2 48619 Heek-Nienborg

Free, places limited.


To register: complete the online application form or send an email to: antje.valentin@lma-nrw.de


 


14-15 December, 2017
Landesmusikakademie NRW Steinweg 2 48619 Heek-Nienborg

Free, places limited.


To register: complete the online application form or send an email to: antje.valentin@lma-nrw.de


 


This expert meeting invites artists and arts organizations who are interested or involved in using the arts towards the inclusion of refugees and migrants in Europe.

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•• Topics Advocacy Events
Monday, 18 September, 2017
Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4101

18:30, free admission


Queensland Conservatorium, 140 Grey Street, Room 3.46, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101 (entry through the main foyer, level 2)


Registration page


Monday, 18 September, 2017
Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4101

18:30, free admission


Queensland Conservatorium, 140 Grey Street, Room 3.46, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101 (entry through the main foyer, level 2)


Registration page


In this lecture, Musicians Without Borders Director Laura Hassler looks at the phenomenon of activist musicians, a new breed of social change advocates and grass-roots organizers.

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Sunday, 17 September, 2017
The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072

15:30


Terrace Room, Level 6, Sir Llew Edwards Building (14), Campbell Rd, The University of Qld, St Lucia, Queensland 4072


RSVP


Sunday, 17 September, 2017
The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland 4072

15:30


Terrace Room, Level 6, Sir Llew Edwards Building (14), Campbell Rd, The University of Qld, St Lucia, Queensland 4072


RSVP


Laura Hassler, founder of Musicians without Borders, will explore music’s power as a force for transformative change in this lecture for the ASME Queensland chapter.

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In this talk at the Sydney Conservatorium, MwB director Laura Hassler explores how musicians may be our era’s most powerful peacemakers.

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Tuesday, 12 September, 2017
ACU, 40 Edward Street, North Sydney

17:30


Ryan Auditorium, James Carroll Building


Register here


 


Tuesday, 12 September, 2017
ACU, 40 Edward Street, North Sydney

17:30


Ryan Auditorium, James Carroll Building


Register here


 


In this presentation, MwB founder and director Laura Hassler explores the role of the arts in shining light on the contradictions of our societies, and the potential of music to help address the loss of home, culture and identity for people on the move.

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In September, MwB director Laura Hassler will be in Australia to speak at several conferences and music conservatories, on how music can create transformative change within communities affected by war and armed conflict.

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On World Refugee Day we teamed up with Amsterdam Roots Festival and Pakhuis de Zwijger to explore the changing perspectives on refugees. It was a powerful evening with inspiring speakers, art initiatives and beautiful music. We’re also very proud that Musicians without Borders launched Art27 – a platform to raise voices through the arts for social inclusion.

Photos by Aleksey Vasilievich Batrachenko

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