Songs of Peace: Supporting Musicians in Burundi



Search for Common Ground will supply musical instruments and a sound system to Burundi's artists so they can create music for peace and tolerance. Artists will go on tour across the country.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The civil war destroyed most of the musical instruments and left artists destitute. With musical instruments and a sound system, Burundi’s young artists will have an opportunity to come together, develop their creative talents and have their voice for peace and reconciliation heard by Burundians. In collaboration with Search for Common Ground, these concerts allow for Burundians from different communities to find a safe space to meet and overcome stereotypes, paving the way for reconciliation.

How will this project solve this problem?

Search for Common Ground will purchase and maintain musical instruments and allow access to artists free of charge. Artists will collaborate on a peace and reconciliation musical tour around Burundi.

Potential Long Term Impact

The creation of more ‘’safe spaces’’ for youth from different communities to meet and overcome stereotypes; the promotion of a peace and reconciliation message through arts and culture; development of creative talent and respect for local talent.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $90

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $90 .  The original project funding goal was $12,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 5 donors like you, a total of $90 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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