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WAR DIVIDES, MUSIC CONNECTS
Using music to bridge divides, connect communities,
and heal the wounds of war and conflict.
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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’.

We just concluded our latest Welcome Notes training in Amsterdam, with a new group of musicians and music teachers who wish to use music as a tool to support and connect with refugee communities.

•• Topics Photo Albums Welcome Notes

What a Welcoming weekend! We just concluded the first two training days for our latest Welcome Notes training in Amsterdam, with a new group of musicians and music teachers who wish to use music as a tool to support and connect with refugee communities.

•• Topics Welcome Notes
Saturday, 13 January, 2018
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

January 13-14 and February 3-4, 2018


Registration page


(deadline for registration 15 December 2017)


Saturday, 13 January, 2018
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

January 13-14 and February 3-4, 2018


Registration page


(deadline for registration 15 December 2017)


Our Welcome Notes Training prepares participants to use music as a tool to support refugees and asylum seekers.

•• Topics Events Training Welcome Notes

In June, we were invited to Heek, Germany to run a training in partnership with the Landesmusikakademie NRW, preparing local musicians to work with refugees and asylum seekers across Germany.

•• Topics Training Welcome Notes

In June, we ran a five-day Advanced Community Music Training in partnership with the Landesmusikakademie NRW, training local musicians to work with refugees and asylum seekers across Germany. More info: http://mwb.to/training

•• Topics Photo Albums Welcome Notes

Musicians are invited to join our upcoming Welcome Notes training in the Netherlands. This 4 day training prepares participants to use music as a tool to support refugees and asylum seekers.

•• Topics Events Training Welcome Notes

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.