We want to contribute to the integration of refugees in the local community through the exchange of different musical and cultural heritages. There will be rehearsal conducted on a regular basis, and they will be comprised of musicians from the refugee and migrant community, together with Greek artists.
Our role is to be facilitators of a space in which refugees and migrants can express themselves and also show their talent and creativeness, avoiding feeling excluded or disconnected from society. With these meetings, we want to give musicians the opportunity to create their own bands.
This aspect of the project will have two main outcomes:
- Bringing music to audiences with little access to it. It will be achieved by con-ducting regular rehearsals and eventually performances in different centres host-ing refugees and migrants (such as squats or refugee camps), as well as in local hospitals, mental health institutions and other social centres and immigrant communities.
- We want musicians to be able to create, play and share their art with others, making their situation more visible.
We will use the funds obtained through our fundraising campaigns to provide them with some financial support. This will serve mainly to cover aspects related with this activity (i.e. transportation or meals), but also to other important needs they have, such as the administrative costs of their asylum applications, or to provide them with sim cards in order to help them communicate with their families.