Music is the language of emotions: it can communicate what words sometimes cannot. As such, music can be shared by people of different cultures, backgrounds and languages without and beyond words.
Empathy is the glue that holds human relationships together: whether at the personal level, the family, the clan, the religion, the nation, or these days, our global communities.
Music creates empathy, because music is something that is shared by every human being on earth and when we share music, we instinctively recognize that common humanity. You might say that we are music: from the rhythm of our heartbeat, our breath or our walking or dancing step, to the perception of tone everywhere in our lives, to the melody of our voices: music is in our bodies and in our spirits.
As musicians, leaders, and shapers of music communities worldwide, we have the power to build empathy, to combat fear, to resist the culture of war, and to be peace makers.
Musicians without Borders trainers are men and women who collectively have a broad range of training skills and experience in working with children, youth and adults in fragile (post) conflict environments. Besides musical expertise, key qualities for our trainers include: