Musicians without Borders

by Musicians Without Borders
Musicians without Borders
Feb 27, 2017

Project Update

Dear supporter,

We'd like to thank you for supporting us through GlobalGiving and to share an update on our current projects and programs.



For over a year, the ethnically-mixed bands in our Rock School in Mitrovica have been writing songs together. This spring, we plan to launch three new mixed bands, connecting an even higher number of our students through inter-ethnic activities.


Earlier this month, we were invited by the Al-Khader Charitable Child Care Society to run a Musical Playground for 150 children.

Read more and enjoy the pictures!


Last month, we continued our training with 30 Community Music Leaders in Kampala, with a focus on creative music-making. Read more

Northern Ireland

In January, we returned to Northern Ireland to continue training local musicians and community workers to become community music leaders. Read more

The Netherlands

Last weekend, we ran our third Welcome Notes training in Amsterdam, reaching over 20 musicians from the UK, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. The training was led by Otto de Jong, Hanno Tomassen and special guest Darren Abrahams.


MwB Founder & Director at TEDxAUCollege

On March 7, MwB director Laura Hassler will speak at TEDxAUCollege at the Theatre Tuschinski in Amsterdam. Tickets on sale here.

Live Q&A with Founder & Director Laura Hassler during Expert Meeting in Heek

You can tune in live to our expert meeting on the arts and social inclusion on March 15-16 in Heek, Germany. The meeting will showcase a broad range of community arts programs working towards the social inclusion of refugees and migrants in different European countries and contexts. Follow us on Facebook for more information!

Upcoming MwB Trainings

Our advanced trainings are open to musicians, music therapists and music students who are active as workshop leaders, teachers, or social activists and who would like to further their knowledge of using music as a tool for peacebuilding and social change. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

CONTACT Summer Peacebuilding Program (June 5-16)

SIT Graduate Institute, Vermont, USA

Advanced Community Music Training (October 23-28)

Akoesticum, Ede, The Netherlands

World Wide Music Day

We invite musicians, bands, choirs and ensembles around the world to organize benefit concerts on June 21st to help raise funds and awareness for our work of healing and reconciliation through music. Learn more

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Organization Information

Musicians Without Borders

Location: Amsterdam - Netherlands
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @mwbnews
Project Leader:
Laura Hassler
Amsterdam, Noord Holland Netherlands

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