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Palestine Community Music
COVID-19 update: After twelve years of on-going music activities in Palestine, in July 2020 we made the difficult decision to pause program activities due to current limitations to mobility and operations. We are monitoring possibilities to continue work in the future.
Music for Social Change

Since 2008, Palestine Community Music has grown to become a multifaceted program that empowers youth to express themselves and serve their communities. The project has offered uplifting, music-based activities to young people who lack social or cultural opportunities, and has reached thousands of the most marginalized children of the West Bank. Programs include Music and Nonviolence Leadership training, music workshops for the deaf and children with special needs and the Musical Playground. In addition, special projects have included using rap as a tool for social change, and Music as Therapy training, in cooperation with Music as Therapy International.

Musical Playground

The Musical Playground program maximizes impact with our limited staff, while retaining the rich diversity of activities and target groups. Thousands of school children each year benefit from regular music workshops including dancing, singing, rapping and body percussion, empowering and engaging children, school staff and families in a festive celebration.

Blog / News
March 8, 2020
For International Women’s Day this year, we asked women from the MWB network about their favorite female artists and the songs that mean the most to each of them. 
July 8, 2019
Enjoy this look at our activities and work throughout the world in 2018.
November 30, 2018
Enjoy 6 different powerful stories on our programs and how we use music to transform lives. Our first story comes from Palestine, where Program Manager, Fabienne van Eck talks about music making in Dura.
March 27, 2018
After eight months of studying tutorials provided by Music as Therapy International and writing assignments, our six Palestinian trainees have started their practical work in three different locations.
March 19, 2018
It doesn't happen every day that the school we work in is exactly located...
March 5, 2018
Today we gave two more workshops in a different school in Tqu'a, a village...
February 20, 2018
We visited the public primary school 'al-Huriyah' in Tqu'a village and gave music workshops to 470 boys and girls, age 6-11.
January 22, 2018
Our partners Sounds of Palestine participated in Palestine Philharmonie's 2nd Winter Music Academy.
November 22, 2017
Our deaf music workshop Halimeh traveled to The Netherlands to participate in Musicians without Borders' Training of Trainers.
June 26, 2017
In April and May our local team of Palestinian musicians worked together with Dutch musicians to perform ‘Fe Beit Fe Holanda’ (In Holland is a House) for 1340 children in Palestine.
June 26, 2016
In November 2015, Musicians without Borders organized a rap workshop leader...