Music & Resilience develops music resources within psycho-social, health and cultural frameworks, as a protection factor for the young generations of the Palestinian and other refugee communities living in Lebanon

Palestinians
in Lebanon

The daily living conditions of the Palestinian community in Lebanon are probably the hardest in all the Palestinian diaspora

Community music

Fusce iaculis nisi sit amet sapien ornare, at varius metus malesuada. Maecenas vel auctor turpis. Suspendisse sed sem tortor.

Psychosocial music activities

Fusce iaculis nisi sit amet sapien ornare, at varius metus malesuada. Maecenas vel auctor turpis. Suspendisse sed sem tortor.

Music & Resilience is an international cooperation project in which the Associazione di Promozione Sociale Prima Materia (PM, Italy) works in collaboration with the Palestinian-Lebanese partner National Institution of Social Care and Vocational Training (NISCVT, Lebanon, Arabic name Beit Atfal Assumoud).

The project was created in 2011 to support and develop psycho-educational resources to protect the well-being of children and adolescents who are born, live and grow up in traumatic conditions in the intolerably restrictive environments of Lebanon’s refugee camps. • read more

what’s going on in the M&R world?

Latest updates

As part of a series of monthly events in support of the Palestinian community at this terrible moment in its history, organised by Prima Materia, yesterday Music & Resilience participated in organising the event Cultura come arma, identità come resistenza [Culture as weapon, identity as resistance] which took place in Prima Materia's premises starting at 5pm (local time). The evening featured a series of talks:
  • Marco, Emilia and Luca (Music & Resilience)
  • Olga Ambrosanio (founding president of ULAIA ArteSud ODV, on video call)
  • Jana Alyussif (Palestinian student from Sidon, Lebanon).
Between speeches, Henry Brown led the Oriental Ensemble of Prima Materia, performing a series of Arabic songs for the audience. Following this, the evening ended amiably with an aperitif offering traditional Arab flavours. • read more