Soundroutes booking agency is now running
The European project “Soundroutes. Notes to get closer”, launches today the Soundroutes Booking Agency, an initiative dedicated to the professional integration of migrant and refugee musicians.
In 13 months of activities, the Soundroutes project, has gathered dozens of migrant and refugee musicians giving them the opportunity to perform with local artists in close relationship with the hosting communities, producing more than 30 events in Spain, Italy, Germany and Belgium. Additionally an international band was selected through an open call for musicians and it is now experiencing a co-creation process that will end next autumn with two premier concerts in the Berliner Werkstatt Der Kulturen and in the framework of the Bologna Jazz Festival.
The Soundroutes Booking Agency is the last initiative of the project aimed at increasing the opportunities of refugees and migrant musicians to get visibility and to perform in different EU countries. It consists in a web based multi-ethnic roster that will be promoted at European lavel reaching out national music agents, theaters, festivals, concert halls and music programmers.
“We are starting with a roster of 22 musicians but we have built so many relationships with artists in the four countries that the initiative will grow up quickly in the next weeks. Any other musician recently arrived in Europe is welcome to join the initiative” said Ivan Pivotti the CEO of Marmaduke the Seville based cultural company leading the project. The other Soundroutes partners are Bologna Jazz Festival (Italy), Brauerei Wissmannstraße e.V. – Werkstatt der Kulturen (Germany), the Italian NGO Un Ponte Per… and the cultural association Vzw De Vergunning (Belgium).