Kosovo: A young country, being shaped by its youth
On the 10-year anniversary of its independence from Serbia, half of Kosovars want to move West. The others want to shape its future. Read more
Kosovo marks 10 years of independence but its people remain divided
On Feb. 17, Kosovo celebrates the 10th anniversary of its independence from Serbia. Still not recognized by about 100 nations (including Russia, Spain, Greece and China), Kosovo is struggling to exist. Read more
Musicians and miners hope to heal Kosovo’s division
“Most of our students stay here until they finish school and then leave for Belgrade or Pristina,” says Emir Hasani, a musician from the Serb-majority northern Mitrovica. He works with the Mitrovica Rock School, which runs daily music classes on both sides of the city and helps students form bands that cross the ethnic divide. Read more
Giving peace a chance? Music can drive us apart as much as it unites
To avoid hardening the borderlines, some projects have harnessed musical styles that are perceived to be politically or culturally neutral. For example, in modern-day Kosovo Musicians without Borders steer away from popular but divisive turbofolk, connecting youth in the ethnically divided city of Mitrovica through rock music. Read more
Teaching through trauma
De Jong was un-phased by the participants’ behavior. As a trainer for Musicians Without Borders, an international nonprofit organization that uses music education to assist in healing conflict-ridden communities, he has led courses everywhere from Rwanda and Palestinian territories to Kosovo and Northern Ireland. Read more
This training has been developed for musicians and music pedagogues from all cultural backgrounds who wish to increase their ability to work towards the social inclusion of refugees and migrants, specific to the German context. more info >
Training dates: November 19-23, 2018
Location: Heek, Germany
Cost: €98 for students up to 25 years /€138 for adults
*Accommodation in double rooms, extra charge for single rooms:€15/night. Thanks to the support of the Ministry for Culture of North Rhine Westfalia, participants only have to pay for accommodation and board.
Emi celebrates her birthday with a Violin/Piano Recital
Emi celebrates unity for her birthday!
“..Enjoying the differences and appreciating what binds us.
Languages, cuisine,... more info >
Musicians Without Borders invites applications from interested individuals and organizations to our advanced training program. more info >