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Welcome to theDirector’s Blog,reflecting on 20 years of peacebuilding through music. by Laura Hassler “Nana, you a tiger!,” she shrieks, and I roar at her and she squeals with delight and runs her little 3-year-old escape, laughing all the way. Maya, my little granddaughter, with her funny, made-up words, her bright dark eyes, her spontaneous hugs: more precious to me than words can tell. I read about “child separations” at the US-Mexico border—thousands of children

March 22, 2019

World Wide Music Day 2019

Join us for a special musical celebration to mark our 20th Anniversary! In partnership with Poesiat & Kater, we invite you to a special benefit event in celebration of our anniversary and our ongoing efforts to inspire people worldwide to use music, to transform lives. Join us on June 21st and let’s raise a glass to 20 years of music and peacebuilding! We welcome everyone to join us and connect with our community through music.
by Laura Hassler Musicians Without Borders Founder & Director, Laura Hassler reflects on her latest trip toOuagadougou, Burkina Faso and the seminar Culture At Work Africa. Caution is good, but fear is a bad advisor I had almost canceled my first trip to West Africa. A colleague had forwarded a negative travel advisory: terrorist attacks highly likely, including in Ouagadougou. Our own security advisor had advised against it, then modified, as long as no high-profile

February 18, 2019

Introductory Course

Training dates: July 19-21, 2019 Location: Akoesticum, Ede, The NetherlandsApply onlineCost: €395 An introductory course to Musicians Without Borders’ principles and methodology.This course is an introduction to the 5 principles of our community music training methodology. We will cover diverse approaches to community music making, including body percussion, drumming, singing, movement, and songwriting.Click here for more information
Originally in CommonDreams.org by Robert C. Koehler “Music is a healing force that can and must be used to move humanity past the damage it has been doing to itself ever since war and conquest became the global norm.” And suddenly the music burst through the borders. This was in May of 1999, in a city in the Netherlands called Alkmaar. Laura Hassler, an American woman who had been living in the Netherlands for many