What can be better than making music together and sharing your music with others?
Several months ago, we started thinking about organizing a students’ concert. Our Connect by Music students have been working hard at learning to play the guitar, and they will be giving their first concerts on 18, 19 and 20 June. Joined by our ambassadors Jeroen de Groot and Nawras Altaky they will be playing a mix of songs from different countries. In addition to our students, bands of musicians living in the Moria camp are brought together by our music therapist Lore Smits will be taking the stage.
Students’ concert on Lesbos
Some months ago, our Connect by Music students, led by our Greek music teachers, began practising eight different songs that they have mastered very nicely by now. Their repertoire includes various Bob Marley songs, Beethoven’s Humn to Joy, a Greek song, and songs from their home countries. Our ambassadors Jeroen de Groot and Nawras Altaky will perform together with our students. Jeroen has meanwhile visited Lesbos and has practiced together with the students. Next week, they will perform a great concert, featuring the sound of guitar, vocals, violin and oud.
Also performing will be a band of professional musicians from Moria. In total, no less than 55 musicians will be performing in our hour-long concert, among them starting musicians as well as professional artists with many different nationalities. Music connects!
One of the concerts will be held at the KaraTepe Hospitality Centre on Wednesday 20 June, World Refugee Day. We will be playing in Mytilini on Tuesday 19 June; all local residents have been invited. Monday 18 June is concert day for all inhabitants and volunteers of Moria camp. As the camp currently has more than 6.000 inhabitants, the concert will be held in a central, easily accessible location.
The impact of music is being felt strongly on all locations in Lesvos where we are active every day. We aim to bring as much music as possible to these locations and have several concerts planned where our students can play together with professional musicians and bands that travel to Lesvos especially for the occasion in the next few months.
We are very grateful to the Greek authorities for their trust and support in our projects.
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