’aLive – Music by Refugees’ Radio and Online Project 2015

EBU world music workshop and UNHCR on World Refugee Day

Johannes Theurer, by RBB
  • event type:WOMEX 15 Conference
  • date:23 Oct 2015
  • time:16:45 - 17:30 CEST
  • city/area:Budapest
  • venue:Network Room 1, Bálna
  • country:Hungary
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts

Coordinated by:

Johannes Theurer (Germany), Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg

Laurent Marceau (Switzerland), EBU
Hervé Riesen (France), Radio France
and Albert Hosp (Austria), ORF

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) in cooperation with UNHCR offered aLive, a multi-media project to mark World Refugee Day on June 20th 2015. UNHCR commemorates the strength and resilience of the more than 50 million refugees around the world.

Refugees were invited to produce and perform simple and private audio-visuals with songs of their own choice. They recall their homelands, lost lives and loved ones, or express hopes and fears about new developments in the changed circumstances of their lives.

Filming took place in Algeria, France, Greece, Italy, Kenya, Panama, Romania and Ukraine. Material was performed by refugees from Afghanistan, Columbia, Mali, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Syria, Western Sahara Territory.

Via the EBU network, video and supporting documentation was available to broadcasters for selection and incorporation in programs and the broadcaster’s own websites.

Photo credit: Johannes Theurer, by RBB