On World Refugee Day we teamed up with Amsterdam Roots Festival and Pakhuis de Zwijger to explore the changing perspectives on refugees. It was a powerful evening with inspiring speakers, art initiatives and beautiful music. We’re also very proud that Musicians without Borders launched Art27 – a platform to raise voices through the arts for social inclusion.
Photos by Aleksey Vasilievich Batrachenko
We partnered with SIT Graduate Institute to run a two-week professional training program in community music leadership and conflict transformation, as part of the CONTACT summer program.
For more information: http://mwb.to/training
From May 22nd – 27th 2017 we are running the final week of training for 30 remarkable young people to become Community Music Leaders, supporting vulnerable youth. Program in partnership with Keep a Child Alive and Alive Medical Services.
In April and May, we worked with 1236 children from Harmalah, Al-Khas and Nu’eman, Dar Salah, Dheisheh, Aida and al-Azzeh refugee camp, Beit Sahour and Azariyeh (Jeel al Amal Orphanage and school). Read more about the project Fe B’eit Fe Holanda’ (In Holland is a House) on our blog: https://www.musicianswithoutborders.org/2017/05/fe-beit-fe-holanda/
Today our trainees ran the final community event as part of our 2016-2017 Music Bridge training program in partnership with Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin. Almost 100 children participated in a 2.5 hours event “The Sounds of Seasons”!
Thank you St Eugene’s Primary School, Model Primary School and Gaelscoil Éadain Mhóir.
This is the final week of our 2016-2017 Music Bridge training program in partnership with Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin. This year, our trainees introduced their skills as music workshop leaders within a range of communities across Northern Ireland and abroad, working with prisoners, women’s groups, refugees and asylum seekers, schools and community groups.
Today our team in Palestine performed together with Dutch musicians in the show: Fe Beit Fe Holanda (in Holland is a House). 210 children from our partners Sounds of Palestine from Dheisheh, Aida and al-Azzeh refgee camp and Dar Salah village participated and watched the performance, as well as 40 children form the neighborhood. The children learned about typical life in The Netherlands during the Golden Age, and about similarities and differences with life in Palestine. This project is partly funded by the Netherlands Representative Office in Ramallah.