Here are just some of the percussion instruments which we have collected, thanks to the generosity of many friends and supporters, which will enable us to establish a new permanent Music Worshop in the Wavel refugee camp in Baalbek (Beqaa valley).
We will be in Lebanon form 14th June until 5th July, with a team of 9 teachers, trainers, educators and volunteers from Italy and Germany; together with our colleagues from ‘Beit Atfal Assumoud’ we have planned a rich programme for the children, adolescents and students of the camps in 4 localities:
A week of Community Music workshops just ended for the team of Prima Materia in Lebanon, with the support of Taawon – Welfare Organisation.
The team spent three days in the refugee camp of Beddawi (Tripoli, in the north of Lebanon) and three days in Sidon (south Lebanon) to start an intensive preparation of the forthcoming summer camp in June. Continue reading
Meeting with Wavel coordinator Aziza (17 Feb 2018)
Pm coordinator Deborah Parker is in Lebanon this week for meetings with ‘Beit Atfal Assumoud’, our local partner, and Welfare Association, the principal sponsor of the music programmes; and field visits to the centres where this year’s actions will take place – with our old friends in Beddawi and Saida, and with a new project just starting up in Wavel camp, Baalbek (North-East Lebanon).
Meeting with Welfare, Assumoud Director Kassem Aina, and music coordinators (19 Feb 2018)
PM’s next visit will be in April, when music director Henry Brown will lead a team of 5 Community Music operators, to run the preparatory workshops for this Summer’s Music Camps Saida and Beddawi.
Please support our young Palestinian musician friends and Beit Atfal Assumoud, who is taking care of them!
We invite you to take a look at the beautiful photo reportage of the activities of project Music And Resilience in summer 2016.
The photos are courtesy of our great friend Francesco Sonetti, who followed most of the actions of the project with his loyal camera!
To see the photo album, follow this link.
We are happy to publish the Full Report of our activities and progress in Music and Resilience for the period September 2016-October 2017. It has been a busy year with many challenges, but also a lot of satisfaction.
M&R Full Report 2017
Warm thanks to all the organizations who have contributed:
- our local partner in Lebanon ‘Beit Atfal Assumoud’;
- Welfare Association Lebanon;
- Ulaia Artesud Rome Italy;
- the staff and student team from MARS, EU funded Erasmus Plus project;
- the School of Music Therapy, Assisi Italy;
- Municipality of Montespertoli Italy;
- Cheap Street Methodist Church community, Sherborne UK;
and special thanks to our many friends and sponsors. All your help and support is highly appreciated!
A small window on the extensive Summer Music program now taking place in the refugee camps of Beddawi, Wavel and in Saida, involving around 60 Palestinian and Syrian children and adolescents. This year the team of 16 music teachers, facilitators and students comes from Italy, France, Spain and UK, including trainees from our Erasmus Plus project MARS.
Many more photos and stories are available here.
A special thank-you to our friends and sponsors who have donated funds and instruments from all over Europe and beyond – your contribution is essential and you are all with us in mind and heart.
Our crowd funding is still active for any other supporters to join the M&R club!