Free instruments for refugees

February 15, 2019 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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The Rose Bay based Music for Refugees organisation parked their vehicle in the Sydney of suburb of Auburn, handing out free music instruments to any refugees.

Philip Feinstein, Judy Hall and Jenni Michelson

Many of the instruments were donated by Eastern Suburbs Jewish residents.

The Music for Refugees organisation now has an excess number of music instruments so they handed them out to passers-by, as long as they are or were refugees to Australia.

Philip Feinstein hands out a musical treat

Philip Feinstein, resident manager of Rose Bay based Music for Refugees, has been providing the Villawood Detention Centre and other refugee centres around Australia with donated instruments for the past 10 years. “Music is a wonderful stress reliever, and in the case of refugees, is a real bonus” he said. “And what better day to be handing out free instruments to these disadvantaged new citizens of Australia than on Valentine’s Day.”

To be given out for free will be guitars, violins, keyboards and other stress-relieving music instruments. (See attached)

Philip has just returned from a refugee mission in Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya, where over 400,000 Burundi refugees have escaped to. He took with him many guitars and other instruments, as well as laptop computers, solar lights, pencils and other mental building items.

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