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Personal Blogs

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!

We have come to the end of the pilot year of our Welcome Notes project in the Netherlands and we would like to share some experiences from one of our workshop leaders with you.

Ruud Borgers has been a big part of our Rock School, sharing his talent and knowledge with all of us throughout the years. Now you have the chance to get to know him even better in the following interview!

Janneke Daalderop, a former trainee of ours, created this rap inspired by her experience in our Training of Trainers program.

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January 10, 2017
January 10, 2017

The following piece was written by Lisa Convery, Music Bridge trainee, following the first training week of the 2016-2017 program.

Read the personal report from Edmon, Palestinian music workshop leader, about the Musicians without Borders training he followed in The Netherlands.

“I am committed to put music for the community in my heart and soul; and be the source in sharing and giving all that I have learned and experienced the last few weeks. And by doing that I will make life a little bit better, lighter and joyful on this planet.”