Benefit for Musicians without Borders: War Divides, Music Connects

Benefit for Musicians without Borders: War Divides, Music Connects

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Date(s) - Jan 26, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Resource Center for Nonviolence


War Divides, Music Connects: Benefit for MUSICIANS WITHOUT  BORDERS

An evening of music, stories and a video about Musicians Without Borders.

Sunday, January 26th, 7pm at RCNV, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz.

Donations encouraged. No tickets needed.  Questions/More information:

Fifty years ago, they worked together in the nonviolent resistance to the Vietnam
war. On January 26th, they meet again to discuss new, creative approaches to
peacebuilding. Join long-time peace activists GEORGE LAKEY, ROBERT
LEVERING, and LAURA HASSLER, founder of Musicians Without Borders, for an
evening music, stories and discussion about the power of music for social change.
Musicians Without Borders is an Amsterdam-based global network of socially
conscious musicians dedicated to using music to bridge divides, connect
communities, and heal the wounds of war.

For 20 years MWB has brought the power of music to people and communities
affected by war and armed conflict. Its first long-term project in post-war Bosnia,
the Music Bus brought music, dance and theater to children in Srebrenica and
neighboring towns and refugee camps. In post-war Kosovo, MWB brings youth
together across ethnic divides through their shared passion for rock music. The
Palestine Community Music project brings the joy of music to marginalized children
in the West Bank. Musicians Without Borders has created long-term music
programs for children and youth affected by HIV, homelessness or displacement
in Rwanda and Uganda; children and youth in gang-dominated areas of El
Salvador; people dealing with ongoing historic divides in Northern Ireland; and
recent refugees in the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Bosnia and Greece.
Besides a fun evening of singing and music, Laura will sketch the context of their
work and describe the relevance of music for peacebuilding and the role of
musicians as activists. She will show videos of their work and illustrate MWB’s
community music training methodology.

We invite you to join us!

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