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Musicted Europe

The whole choir at the general rehearsal “Musicted Europe” was a youth exchange organized by the German association DBSV and VIEWS International AISBL (VI) from Belgium exchange under Key Action 1 of the Erasmus+ Programme.

The activity took place from August 1st till August 9th 2015 in Hannover, Germany. Young visually impaired and sighted persons from seven different EU countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Spain, Greece, Italy and United Kingdom participated.

During this exchange young participants had the opportunity to make, create, write, produce and record songs together with the help of a professional producing team in mixed groups. This way they experienced the ability of music to connect and to unite people with different abilities or disabilities from different countries.

Four news song were composed in four groups:

  • A group presented an interesting piece made of different kinds of traditional music, this way the listeners can travel through europe.
  • There was an acapela group who dedicated their song to Europe.
  • A pop group who made an energizing European song
  • A rock group who charmed its listeners with their brand news song

At the end of the Youth exchange a big concert was given and the public could listen to all the new pieces, the two choir songs prepared together with the German Musical Week group and other melodies from participants.

Of course other activities were on the agenda like: debate with a blind musician about possibilities to work in the field with a disability, body percution, playing instruments intercultural evening, country presentation, debate on possibilities of projects within Erasmus+ and so on.

The initiative of this activity came from a young German who did his EVS at VIEWS International. He is pationat of music and with the help of both partner he could make his dream come true. A real success this event as you can read the testimonies of some participants.

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