21Jan, 2024

Culture as weapon, identity as resistance

By |January 21, 2024|Events|

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.
11Dec, 2023

Music & Resilience at the “human rights day” in Montespertoli

By |December 11, 2023|Events|

On 10 December, Dario moderated a debate on the humanitarian situation in Palestine organised by Music & Resilience and Prima Materia with Il Paese che vogliamo (and with the support of Il coraggio della pace disarma). Participants included:

  • Luisa Morgantini, former Vice-President of the European Parliament in charge of human rights (via video connection)
  • Leo Schaefer, jurist, from the Italian-Palestinian Friendship Association
  • Safy Hindi, Palestinian in video connection from Nablus
  • Sandra Zimbardi, photographer, who exhibited her photographs from a trip to Palestine.
27Nov, 2023

European MusicTherapy Day 2023

By |November 27, 2023|Events|

Marco, Alberto, Jacopo, Sara and Emilia participated as main speakers in the conference entitled 'Community Music Therapy. Experiences of music therapy to support marginalised communities', organised by the 'Bruno Maderna' Conservatory of Cesena. The conference was opened by Barbara Zanchi (lecturer in music pedagogy and music therapy) and Maria Teresa [...]

30Oct, 2023

Music Therapy: The Transcultural Challenge

By |October 30, 2023|Events|

Deborah was invited to speak about music therapy in a transcultural context at the study day of the same name organised by the Music Therapy Centre in Milan, on 28 October 2023: she presented a talk entitled 'Music therapy and transculture - problem or resource? Experiences from the Palestinian refugee [...]

24Oct, 2023

Music & Resilience Sicily Tour 2023

By |October 24, 2023|Community Music Programme, Events, Music Therapy Programme, Psychosocial Music Programme|

Marco, Chiara and Alberto have just returned from a mini-tour of Sicily to deliver three presentations of Music & Resilience at some local venues: 20 October at the Associazione Finestre sul Mondo (Marsala). Salvatore Inguì of Finestre sul Mondo and the Libera Orchestra Popolare organised the meeting. 21 October at [...]

26Aug, 2023

M&R activities summer 2023

By |August 26, 2023|Community Music Programme, Psychosocial Music Programme|

The final concert is starting! The M&R team has just completed its activities for Summer 2023, which took place from 7 to 19 August. This year the team (consisting of a total of 17 people) worked separately in the first week, and then came together in Baalbek for Summer Camp [...]

25Jul, 2023

Almost ready for M&R August 2023!

By |July 25, 2023|Community Music Programme|

At Prima Materia this Saturday we hosted a large part of the Italian team to organise the imminent departure for Lebanon. The Community Music team met to work on the repertoire that will be studied with the Palestinian students and performed at the final concert on 19 August, and we [...]

16May, 2023

Preparations for M&R activities 2023

By |May 16, 2023|Community Music Programme, Psychosocial Music Programme|

Marco and Alberto have just returned from a field visit to Lebanon to define the activities for this August. Through a series of meetings it was decided to involve the students in a Summer Camp with a final concert, similar to last year, and also to continue with the psychosocial [...]

27Feb, 2023

Music & Resilience @ CSO Pedro, Padua

By |February 27, 2023|Events|

On February 23, Music&Resilience’s team went to Padua, in Pedro’s Social Center, to talk about art and music as a form of resistance, in relation to our project that has been going on in Lebanon for ten years, within the Palestinians refugee camps. The evening also hosted the stories of [...]

20Nov, 2022

M&R at the 9th European Music Therapy Day in Cesena

By |November 20, 2022|Events|

For the 9th European Music Therapy Day, the "Bruno Maderna" Conservatory in Cesena organized a music therapy conference on November 18 and 19. Alberto Balducci was invited, along with Jacopo Camillini and Sara Tosolini, to speak at the conference, to present M&R and share the work done in the August [...]

25Sep, 2022

M&R at the 3rd Mediterranean Music Therapy Meeting

By |September 25, 2022|Events|

On September 24th the 3rd Mediterranean Music Therapy Meeting took place in Padua, a conference organized by the "Giovanni Ferrari" music therapy school of Padua, in which music therapy professionals from the Mediterranean area met to discuss the topic "musical spaces in music therapy, between the analog and digital world". [...]

20Aug, 2022

Summer Camp 2022

By |August 20, 2022|Community Music Programme|

The 2022 Summer Camp was a great success, with 2 full weeks of music making and fun for around 80 children and adolescents from the camp communities of Beddawi, Ein Elhilweh and Baalbek, together with PM's team of 10 volunteers, between professional musicians, music therapists, journalists and student trainees. Special [...]

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