11 March 2009

Musicians without borders 10-year anniversary -- Benefit concert for the Mitrovica Rock School

1999 - 2009
10 years MwB
A Celebration!

Anniversary Concert

Host: Bart Schneemann
Artistic leader of the Netherlands Wind Ensemble

Willem van Merwijk, saxophone
Netherlands Wind Ensemble, Aurelia Saxophone Quartet, artistic leader of the MwB wind ensemble Winds of Change, Sarajevo

Haytham Safia, ud
Improvisations on the oriental lute, traditional and modern arrangements

Vocal ensemble LéLé Mam
A capella world music by Helen Botman, Betty Borstlap, Vincenta Besteman, Marja Weers, Laura Visser, Paula Dekker and Laura Hassler

Srđan Kekanović
Balkan ballades

¡Que Suave! old and new Mexican music
Jane de la Fosse (vocals), Fred Abbingh (accordeon), Eveline Albrink (guitar), Menno Smit (bass), Ifor Baynes (percussion)

Fontys MwB Acoustic Rock Band
Suzanne van Amelsvoort (vocals), Joey van den Boom (piano), Ruud Borgers (guitar), Sophie van Schaik (bass), Roland Baak (percussion)
These four Rock Academy students and graduates are part of the Mitrovica Rock School project. They performed together for the first time during the 2008 Summer School in Skopje. They have joined forces again for Musicians Without Borders' 10-year anniversary concert, this time playing unplugged especially for the occasion.

Where: Engelse Kerk, Begijnhof, Amsterdam
When: Saturday March 14, at 8:15 p.m.
Price: € 25 € 20 € 15
Reservations: info@musicianswithoutborders.org
Tel.: +31 72 5111653

Proceeds for the Mitrovica Rock School
The proceeds of this concert will be donated to the Mitrovica Rock School. On both sides of the divided city of Mitrovica in Kosovo, over 70 young people receive rock music lessons from local musicians, under the guidance of the Fontys Rock Academy (Tilburg). A cooperative initiative of Musicians without Borders, Community Building Mitrovica, the Fontys Rock Academy and IKV Pax Christi, the Rock School offers young musicians a place where they are defined by their talent, creativity and musical skills, not their ethnicity or political views.

If you are unable to attend the concert but would nevertheless like to support this unique project, please transfer your contribution to bank account number 8114842, for the attention of Musicians without Borders (Alkmaar), quoting "Mitrovica Rock School" as a reference.

The Mitrovica Rock School is supported by NCDO, Wilde Ganzen, IKV Pax Christi, Stichting K.O.O.K., Lion's Club Heerhugowaard and the Robert Bosch Stiftung.

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