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October 29, 2018
Interview with MWB trainer and hip hop artist, Manu van Kersbergen, on his recent workshop in Greece, and how he helps young people find their voice.
October 24, 2018
The Mitrovica Rock School celebrates 10 years of rock! Read more about the festivities, the mixed bands and how it all began.
October 8, 2018
With only 10 days to go until the Cello Biennale Amsterdam, we talked to Johan Dorrestein, MD about organizing the world's largest cello festival and the 'power of music'.
October 1, 2018
Joanne Lauterjung, MWB ToT participant, consultant, trainer and strategist, guest posts and reflects on her work in Myanmar and using monitoring and evaluation to provide tools for more robust music-based programming.
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MWB in the News

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

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Landesmusikakademie NRW Training
19-23 November, 2018 // Heek, Germany

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

Apply online

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.

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Eurotour
Saturday, 24 November, 2018 // Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 116, 1011 LX, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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 >

Training of Workshop Leaders
24-27 February, 2019 // Akoesticum, Ede, the Netherlands

Musicians Without Borders invites applications from interested individuals and organizations to our advanced training program. more info >

Training dates: February 24-27, 2019

Location: Akoesticum (Ede, the Netherlands)

Apply online

Cost: 795 euro (including training fees, material costs and room and board). Participants must cover their own travel expenses.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

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