MUSIC4ROM

Music4Rom is an international project that involves seven European countries: Belgium, France, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and United Kingdom. In Slovakia, it has been implemented by ETP in 2014 and 2015. The aim of the project is to support Roma cultural values to build intercultural bridges and achieve social inclusion and education of children via music. The project outcomes have involved creating a library of Roma music, songs and musicians and designing innovative methodology, which is going to be available online for all pedagogues at the end of the project. Other activities involve organizing public events at both local and European levels. Within the Project, ETP has developed a methodology for creating musical instruments from recycled materials and children attending the Community Centre in Stará Ľubovňa – Podsadek have created a sample collection.

The Community Centres in Rankovce and Stará Ľubovňa – Podsadek have participated in this Project, together with the Art School on Exnárova Street in Košice.

In October, sixteen Roma and non-Roma adepts for music studies from Romania, Slovakia, Spain and Italy, together with their teachers, met in Paris at a week-long Master Class led by a famous and multi-skilled Portuguese-French musician Jorge Chamine, who frequently performs Roma songs. Other teachers at the Master Class included renowned European artists. The students´ role was to acquire new knowledge and artistic skills and share them after returning to their home country. Between February and May of 2015, four students from the Art School in Košice and their teachers engaged in cooperation with young musicians from Rankovce and Stará Ľubovňa, working on common concerts.

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Latest articles

  • We Share Our Joy of Music

    Legacy of the Project Music4Rom (M4R) resonates with more than twenty youngsters from our community centers in Rankovce and Stará Ľubovňa – Podsadok, as well as with a number of other young people who have participated in the project via complementary ETP activities.Read more

  • Music4Rom: Partnership Meeting in Tapovan

    From May 27 to 30, 2014 partners of the Music4Rom Project met in Tapovan Centre in Normandy, France. Music4Rom is a new international art project aiming to promote Roma values to build intercultural bridges, social inclusion and educate children in European citizenship through music. The project partners are International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation (Belgium), ETP Slovakia, MUS-e Napoli (Italy), Union Romani (Spain), The Mosaic Art and Sound Ltd (United Kingdom), Activ Art (Romania), European Roma Information Office (Belgium) and Sons Croises (France).

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  • Music4Rom: Concert in Tapovan Centre

    On May 29th, 2014 International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation (IYMF) organized a concert in Tapovan Centre in Normandy, France. The concert was meant to introduce the Music4Rom project and renowned members of the Artistic and Pedagogical Committee participating in the project.

    Music4Rom Project connects a diverse group of partners, both Roma and non-Roma, from across Europe. Aim of the project is to point out to what extent Roma music has had influenced classical and other genres of European music, to break negative stereotypes attached to Roma culture, and to promote European diversity.Read more