Music Without Borders 2017 is a campaign that draws on the power of the arts to fundraise for Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF), which has been at the forefront of providing humanitarian medical aid around the world. Over the past two years, Music Without Borders has raised more than $28,000 for MSF through two gala concerts. This being our third campaign, we will host three online fundraising drives featuring musical podcasts, short films, and other multimedia work by our youth volunteers to encourage donations, in addition to our gala concert.
In his keynote address at the Music Without Borders
2016 Concert, Dr. James Orbinski, who accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for MSF in 1999, explored the overlap between music and humanitarianism, and explained how each is an expression of commitment towards excellence, beauty, love and a world without borders:
What is the most powerful and effective way to create change? At Music Without Borders, we believe that it is through a network of diverse and motivated volunteers each contributing their unique talents and backgrounds in the spirit of service, rather than through competition or top-down leadership. The project goes beyond borders—from artistic genres or disciplines, to schools, countries or cultures. Our network of musicians, designers, programmers, filmmakers, writers, friends and mentors spans many different communities around the world. Ultimately, we want to show that youth can move the world through service.
We are calling on young musicians around the world to submit musical recordings to be featured in a series of MWB podcasts in the spring of 2017. As well, we are calling on youth writers, artists, filmmakers, programmers, and composers to submit original work on the following themes to be featured on our online platform: humanitarianism, the power of the arts, one world, service, and youth action. Click here for details.
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