Give Music a Chance by Waterloo Sessions
Waterloo Sessions is a humanitarian non profit organization established in Waterloo, Belgium, focused on giving children in developing countries and conflict zones access to education, the arts and sports.
We at Waterloo Sessions believe that arts and music can be a means for communication and reconciliation and that is what Give Music a Chance is all about. We want to give young people living in conflict areas the opportunity to create and perform music, and be able to connect, unite, and in some instances reconcile, through music. We want people to have the opportunity to have their voices heard through music.
That is why we have partnered with Music Fund.
Music fund is Belgian non-profit organization, which in 2005 started collecting used musical instruments of all sorts, including strings, wind, brass and percussion. The instruments are repaired and donated to music schools in countries such as Palestine, Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Morocco and Haiti. Music Fund also build local capacity as it trains local musicians in instrument repair and maintenance. Read more about our partner here.
The first Give Music a Chance Festival hosted on the beautiful Campus Argenteuil in June 2017, brought over 600 people and was an amazing day with amazing weather, food and music. The first festival was focused on supporting Music Funds involvement in two projects in Vietnam and Myanmar run by the Hedda Foundation (a Norwegian NGO). All proceeds from this years festival will go to support Music Funds work in Congo. To learn more about Music Funds work in Congo, you can read about it here.
On May 26th 2018, Waterloo Sessions invite you to support Music Fund and celebrate and enjoy music together with us at an all-day – family friendly – music festival, on the beautiful Campus Argenteuil in Waterloo. Come and enjoy the day with us and Give Music a Chance!
The Waterloo Sessions team