Laura Maria Calderon
Music Soul Action
At a time of rising xenophobia across Europe and the increasing numbers of refugees living in temporary centers in Greece, this project envisions an array of activities, including group music-making for refugee and citizens adults and children focused on percussion using recycled materials instruments; and training of professional, student musicians and volunteers of the community and of the refugee camps to use music as a tool for building self-esteem, respect, and community.
Refugee Camps in Northern Greece and Thessaloniki, Greece.
Music, with its special abilities to inspire empathy, can be an effective means to lower tensions and assemble people from diverse backgrounds to recognize and celebrate diversity and their common love of music, which, after all, expresses the world of emotions that all humans share.
It would enable us to create a stable platform where the musicians and other stuff members can focus completely on this project: arriving to more people, strengthing their pedagogic and musical abilities, improving the quality of our workshops and learning process of the participants.
Music community making through percussion workshops using recycled material instruments is a way to use music and the arts to strengthen values like solidarity, democracy, friendship and integration. We envision an array of artistic activities, mainly music workshops, including dancing, singing, rapping, body percussion, meditation, percussion lessons.
I studied International Relations and Music.I've been always working on both fields.However, through music I identified a simple way to empower people and unite communities.My Master in Human Rights was focused on the development of an artistic talent as a human right doing my research refugee camps
Refugee Children, Women and Men; Professional and student musicians and everyone in the community who would like to participate.
The response of the EU member governments to the refugee crisis has provided mainly food and shelter but additional goods and services to recuperation, well-being and integration are necessary to empower communities around Europe. Which other ways can we use and how we strengthen the role of the Art