Music Action International

WOMAD Foundation funding was used to deliver Harmonise – a national schools programme inspiring empathy between refugees and children from all backgrounds , improving wellbeing and fostering understanding .  The programme provided children, teachers and parents with the opportunity to learn about who refugees really are from inspirational professional musicians who are themselves refugees.

The project reached over 1,500 primary pupils in Saltford, Bolton, Manchester and Stockport through workshop sessions and in school performances working with musicians from  Syrian, Roma, Congolese and other cultures.  The pupils and musicians wrote songs together which were performed as part of the final performance at The Bridgewater Hall on 24th June 2019 during Refugee Week.