Search
  • heartbeatsaz

12/11/19-Latin Vox Machine: Sharing Music as a Way to Show Gratitude

Updated: Jul 31, 2020

This week I want to share an article I found that is set in Argentina where many Venezuelan refugees are seeking asylum. What I love about this piece is that, although it is set in a different country with a completely different crisis, music is still used to bring together the people in the different communities there. It follows an orchestra that performs for large crowds of incredibly receptive Argentinians and is largely made up of Venezuelan refugees who trained as classical musicians before they were forced to flee. The performances are used as a way to encourage unity between both groups of people and allow the refugees to connect with others who are in the same situation as them. While this orchestra works in a slightly different way than HeartBEATS, it still holds the same idea: music brings people together.


Link: https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Americas/2019/1119/These-musicians-fled-home-but-brought-the-music-with-them

3 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Bortopra Talanta Academy

After being forced to flee his home country of Congo, Eric Museveni sought refuge in Kenya where he was able to find a stable job in construction and build a new life in his host country. He quickly r

4/17/21- "Art is My Life"

In the largest refugee settlement in the world (located in Bangladesh), Rohingyan asylum seekers are spreading joy and finding hope in all forms of art. The New York Times published an article last mo

Music for Integration Foundation- 3/21/21

Today I want to share an article from UNHCR about a refugee orchestra in Chile called Fundación Música para la Integración or Music for Integration Foundation. Since 2014, there has been an 8,000% inc