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Refugees for Refugees: Musicians between Confinement and Perspectives

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Faculté de Philosophie et Sciences Sociales, Musicologie, Université libre de Bruxelles, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
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Fund for Scientific Research-FNRS and Faculty of Social Sciences, Liège University, Bâtiment 31 Boîte 24 Quartier Agora—Place des Orateurs, 3, 4000 Liège (Sart-Tilman), Belgium
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Received: 26 November 2018 / Revised: 3 January 2019 / Accepted: 7 January 2019 / Published: 16 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Arts and Refugees: Multidisciplinary Perspectives)
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Abstract

Driven by the solidarity movements following the “refugee crisis” of 2015, the Brussels-based non-profit organization Muziekpublique, specialized in the promotion of so-called “world music”, initiated the Refugees for Refugees project. This album and performance tour featured traditional musicians who had found asylum in Belgium and had artistic, political, and social goals. In comparison to the other projects conducted by the organization, each step of the project benefited from exceptional coverage and financial support. At the same time, the association and the musicians were facing administrative, musical, and ethical problems they had never encountered before. Three years after its creation, the band Refugees for Refugees is still touring the Belgian and international scenes and is going to release a new album, following the will of all actors to go on with the project and demonstrating the important social mobilization it aroused. Through this case study, we aim at questioning the complexity of elaborating a project staging a common identity of “refugees” while valuing their diversity; understanding the reasons for the exceptional success the project has encountered; and determining to what extent and at what level it helped—or not—the musicians to rebuild their lives in Belgium. View Full-Text
Keywords: refugees; diversity; migration; world music; fair participation refugees; diversity; migration; world music; fair participation
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Sechehaye, H.; Martiniello, M. Refugees for Refugees: Musicians between Confinement and Perspectives. Arts 2019, 8, 14.

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