Music for refugees

April 2, 2018 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Music for Refugees send music instruments to refugees & asylum seekers both in and out of detention throughout Australia and the Christmas Island Detention Centre, and now Nauru & Manus Island are on board.

Instruments to play the time away

The organisation is now in our 10th year.

Philip Feinstein told J-Wire: “Refugees have enormous amounts of stress, and believing that music helps to relieve stress we also visit Detention Centres to teach music and organise jam sessions with the detainees.

Our newest project began when Peter Dutton, Minister for Immigration, gave us permission to also send music instruments off-shore to both Nauru and Manus Island. The government will be providing transportation from our base in Sydney’s Rose Bay all the way to Nauru and Manus Island.

We are currently packing up the instruments which will probably be collected this week.

The instruments include 14 adult acoustic and electric guitars, 2 child acoustic guitars, a ukulele, 3 large keyboards, various drum kits and bongos, clarinets, flutes, lots of different percussion instruments, and many more items.

 

 

 

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2 Responses to “Music for refugees”
  1. Gael Hammer says:

    You did not say where instruments need to be sent!

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