Sitting on the train back home, I realized that making music together does not require any conditions, I don’t need a class that is fully developed with the latest gadgets, I don’t need a wide range of instruments or I don’t need the same language to understand each other.
The 5 principles of Musicians without Borders are hugely motivating for me; like some kind of shiny marble that shines on the horizon in search of connection. Music is able to create a ‘special moment’, which in the German language beautifully translates to ‘Sternstunde’.
What a Welcoming weekend! We just concluded the first two training days for our latest Welcome Notes training in Amsterdam, with a new group of musicians and music teachers who wish to use music as a tool to support and connect with refugee communities.