MUSIC FOR LIFE AND DIGNITY
Whereas Europe is hosting a large number of refugees, the Saline Royale (FR), the International Ancient Music Centre (SP), the International Cities of Refugee Network (NOR) and the association Coop’Agir (FR) value the presence in Europe of professional traditional refugee musicians, who train 20 refugee instrumentalists and signers who intervene in turn with children of all nationalities. Certain children are selected to form musical ensembles in view of a series of concerts to be held in schools, refugee communities and musical institutions in Europe. The good practices of this experimental model is used to establish a replicable programme of activities from 2018.
Under the artistic management of Jordi Savall, an EU ambassador for inter-cultural dialogue, “ORPHEUS XXI – Music for life and dignity” is an artistic and educational action plan, designed as a replicable learning platform, for the integration of young refugees having musical knowledge or talent.
Enable refugee children to express themselves and communicate through music with people that do not speak their maternal language and have other cultural references
Help refugee children become aware that despite the wars and exiles they went through, music is a vector for understanding their past which will help them grow as citizens
Offer professional insertion opportunities to young refugee musicians
Give refugees an opportunity to rediscover the formal and traditional music of their own country, then share this as widely as possible with Europeans in order to offer the latter a chance to discover and understand the refugee population
Support the propagation of this collaborative and intercultural work during a European tour