'The Independent Music Show Magazine' April 2019 - Page 18


Musicians Without Borders programs impact thousands of young people every day through music. Working in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities, we work closely with local musicians and organizations to build sustainable projects in response to local needs.

We are currently active in Kosovo, Palestine, Greece, Northern Ireland, Germany, Rwanda, Uganda, El Salvador, Italy, and the Netherlands.

Western Balkans

Music Connects brings together youth from ex-Yugoslavia’s divided communities through a shared love of rock music.

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We train young Palestinians to become music workshop leaders for children in camps and isolated villages in the West Bank.

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Together with local musicians and organizations, we deliver Community Music Leadership training, outreach programs, music therapy, and large music events for families.

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Northern Ireland

A multi-year collaborative project to create sustainable community music programs within Northern Ireland’s divided communities.

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Training youth leaders to use the power of music to address the effects of HIV in young people.

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Bringing comfort, solidarity and hope to war refugees through music.

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El Salvador

Together with Salvadoran music teachers and community leaders, we share tools to give children at-risk feelings of safety, inclusion, creativity and joy.

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We use music as a tool to build connections, foster empathy and shape communities. Studies have shown that music is a powerful tool that can influence behavior, shape culture and strengthen social bonds. We use music as a means to address the needs of societies divided and affected by conflict.