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SECTIONS: Music for Sustainable Community Development Music for Working With Trauma Survivors Music for Peacebuilding COUNTRIES: Multi-National: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Uganda, UK PROJECT: USING MUSIC TO CONNECT COMMUNITIES, BRIDGE DIVIDES AND HEAL THE WOUNDS OF WAR: MUSICIANS WITHOUT BORDERS DESCRIPTION: Musicians without Borders (MwB) is an international organization that uses the power of music to connect communities, contribute to healing and reconciliation and build tolerant, nonviolent societies. MwB initiates projects, develops methodologies and organizes concerts and international conferences. MwB‘s projects target all generations in all musical genres, depending on local needs and demand. Projects are designed for local control and sustainability. Musicians without Borders‘ partner, MwB UK works in the UK with refugees and survivors of torture. MwB collaborates with musicians worldwide as well as with local and international cultural, development, peace and human rights organizations. CURRENT STATUS: MwB is actively working on the following projects: Music Bus/Srebrenica Music Theater (2003-present)- Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina Based in the town‘s cultural center, this project grew out of MwB‘s Music Bus, a mobile music workshop bringing music activities to children in ethnically divided post-war eastern Bosnia. Children from all backgrounds learn the arts of singing, dancing, acting, stagecraft, costuming and production. Current workshop leaders include youth who once were children in the MwB‘s program. The project is now embedded locally as ―The Srebrenica Music Theater‖. Other local and international partners include the Srebrenica Youth Center, the Srebrenica Cultural Center, Opera Circus (UK) and Theater Mimart (Serbia). MwB now acts in an advisory capacity. http://www.musicianswithoutborders.org/p_musicbus.htm (YouTube Video on site) Music Bus Goes Middle East (2008-present)- Occupied Palestinian Territories Based on MwB‘s work with children in Bosnia, Music Bus Goes Middle East trains talented young Palestinians to lead children‘s music workshops in West Bank refugee camps, villages, schools, hospitals and orphanages. Trainees learn community music skills, nonviolent communication and conflict resolution from MwB and partner Holy Land Trust. Now in its fourth year, the project is expanding to include training modules in rap and percussion, a song-writing course and a training of trainers, equipping Palestinian musicians with training skills for longterm change-making and project sustainability. A curriculum, manual and trainer‘s guide make the project replicable in other regions. http://www.musicianswithoutborders.org/p_palestine.htm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhCeUhTPIpY&feature=player_embedded Winds of Change (2005- present)- Bosnia and Herzegovina Winds of Change is the first Bosnian wind ensemble for independent young classical talent from all backgrounds. A cooperative initiative of MwB and the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, Winds of Change aims to revive a multicultural musical heritage that was a hallmark of musical life in Bosnia and Herzegovina, while helping young musicians break out of post-war artistic isolation. 66

http://www.musicianswithoutborders.org/p_windsofchange.htm http://www.musicianswithoutborders.org/p_nbebosnia.htm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPYT7MKKMyI Mitrovica Rock School (2008-present)- Mitrovica, Kosovo The ethnically divided city Mitrovica was once a regional center for rock music and cultural life. MwB formed a partnership with Community Building Mitrovica, the Dutch Fontys Rock Academy and the peace organization IKV Pax Christi to create Mitrovica Rock School and restore free rock music to the city‘s youth. Housed in two branches, one on either side of the city, the Rock School employs 12 local musicians to teach 100 aspiring rock stars between the ages of 11 and 25. The students cannot meet in their own city, so MwB brings them to Skopje, Macedonia every summer for a mixed Summer School. Meanwhile, the young musicians exchange news and music through new media. The Rock School is a model for using music and urban youth culture in divided cities to empower youth to connect across borders and forge new identities. http://skopjesummerschool.blogspot.com/ http://www.youtube.com/user/hasslerforest http://www.france24.com/en/20110930-europe-district-kosovo-part1 Music Bus Goes Africa (2010-present)- Rwanda, Uganda Civil war in the African Great Lakes Area has devastated the daily lives of the region‘s children. In 2010 and 2011 two MwB trainers laid the groundwork for new MwB work in the region. With local partner WE-ACTx, MwB is developing children‘s music workshops, local youth trainings, a choral program, summer camps and work with women infected with HIV/ AIDS. http://musicbusgoesafrica.blogspot.com/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNtrfcU_Esk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SIjgZgmNl4 From Woman to Woman (2009- present)- Bosnia and Herzegovina, Rwanda From Woman to Woman is a three-year collaborative project that uses singing and dancing to aid the healing process in women who suffer from severe emotional problems and trauma in two recent conflict regions—Eastern Bosnia and Rwanda. Partners are Snaga Zene, providing medical and psycho-social support to women survivors in Bosnia; WE-ACTx, a Rwandan/US organization providing health care and support to women and children suffering from HIV/AIDS; and the War Trauma Foundation (NL). From field experience, partners will develop tools needed to make the methodology available to others working with women in these and other conflict regions. http://www.musicianswithoutborders.org/p_woman.htm http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFsIq7texk8&feature=player_embedded Stone Flowers, Rainbow Haven Singers, WAST, Musicians without Borders UK MwB‘s UK associate brings asylum seekers and local residents together in Manchester neighborhoods to sing each other‘s songs and perform together in community choirs such as the Rainbow Haven Singers and WAST (Women Asylum Seekers Together). In cooperation with the Medical Foundation of the Care of Victims of Torture, MwB UK leads ‗Stone Flowers‘, a project using singing to support recovery processes by victims of torture. http://www.musicianswithoutborders.org.uk/#/uk-work/4549406258 CONTACT INFORMATION: Organization: Musicians Without Borders Address: Spoorstraat 38, 1815 BK Alkmaar, Netherlands Phone: 011 31 725111653; cell 011 6 512 69 439 Contact Person: Laura Hassler, Director; Email: l.hassler@musicianswithoutborders.org 67

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