Chaired by Birgit Ellinghaus (Germany), director, alba Kultur;
with Wael Alkak (Syria/Paris), musician, L’atelier des artistes en exil;
Peter van Rompaey (Belgium), director, Muziekpublique;
Johannes Theurer (Germany), producer&project manager, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg
Three years after the initiative Music For Change @ WOMEX Budapest 2015, which supported the cultural diversity and was a common action against any forms of xenophobia, the mistreatment of refugees and migrants by the internationally operating community of music professionals, we will have an updated look on what is the situation today and what practical answers the music community found to make our world better:
The session is centred on the musical practice of musicians in exile; some best practice grass roots initiatives, about music content and cultural identity in new and old homelands/ in exile; presenting a selection of actual help websites with relevant information for the music sector on music, refugees/ migrants from all around the world.
All WOMEX delegates are invited to contribute from their experience and to create new and to renew and enrich already existing alliances.
Wael Alkak is a selected artist for Club Summit.