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“Feminism can be portrayed wrong by women who don’t get the movement, but I know that after being a part of Mitrovica Rock School and having my work appreciated by people I care about, nothing can stop me from being who I am and doing what I love.”

Our deaf music workshop Halimeh traveled to The Netherlands to participate in Musicians without Borders’ Training of Trainers.

Rwanda Youth Music project assistant Allison Shyaka traveled to Europe last month to attend our Training of Trainers. Read his story!

November 15, 2017
November 15, 2017

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’.

From October 23-28, we ran our third annual Training of Trainers in the Netherlands, bringing together 49 professional musicians from 20 countries for 6 days of intensive training in our working principles.

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Meet the students who will take part in our summer school this week in Skopje.

When we start a Welcome Notes workshop, many of us are strangers to each other. Yet, generally, within a few minutes we are playing together with the openheartedness of children. That’s the power of music – it bridges the divides of language, origin, cultures and customs.

Our spring band camp in Skopje was very fruitful, but was cut short by a day because of the political situation in Skopje. We were able to perform in the end, thanks to our contacts in Gracanica!