Sound Routes


Music beyond pandemic

Despite the pandemic situation, musical waves continue intriguing the agenda of all the project partners. A series of live streaming concerts and Soundroutes events are taking place in several locations. From Spain, 2 Jam sessions are going to be broadcast Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of November with artists coming[…]

Radio and Music Marathon for World Refugee Day 2020

WORLD REFUGEE DAY 2020-  EVERY ACTION COUNTS World Refugee Day 2020 Soundroutes project: A special radio and web streaming marathon with refugee artists from four different countries in Europe The COVID-19 pandemic and the recent anti-racism protests have shown us how desperately we need to fight for a more inclusive[…]

Masterclass and concert from Chios Music Festival

On Thursday, 6th of February, in the Greek island of Chios, four musicians from the SoundRoutes program performed at the Homerion Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Chios in front of an audience of approximately 400 people. Trumpetist Milad Khawam, singer G H A Y S and percussionist Salam Al Hassan[…]

Women strings quartet opens the Jam Session circuit in Seville

The Jam Session Circuit, the 2019/2020 mobility program of the Soundroutes project took place on December 19th in Seville with a great string quartet composed by four women musicians coming from different countries and music traditions. They met in the Andalusian capitol for a music residency aimed at building a[…]

Soundroutes on “All about Jazz”

Great article by Arthur George about Soundroutes for  “All about Jazz” on line magazine. Refugee Music In Europe: Migration, Asylum, Soundroutes, And Arab Jams World conflicts do not spare musicians. They are among the millions of displaced persons upon the planet. A refugee assistance organization in Europe which has assisted hundreds[…]

Soundroutes is back.

The Creative Europe programme of the European Commission approved the second phase of the Soundroutes project  that will go on until the end of 2020. This time we can count with the collaboration of 6 partners in 5 countries: Brauerei Wissmannstraße e.V. – Werkstatt der Kulturen , that will coordinate[…]

Shadow Music: the Soundroutes documentary

‘First a musician, then a refugee’ On Friday 21 December the social and artistic centre de Koer will present the première of the documentary film Shadow Music. Filmmaker Berber Verpoest joined forces with the Ghent-based musicians of the Soundroutes Band and followed Syrian and Afghan musicians starting out a new life[…]

The SoundRoutes Band is coming to a city near you!

TOUR DATES – THE SOUND ROUTES BERLIN / Germany – October 12, 2018 / WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN BOLOGNA / Italy – October 28, 2018 / BOLOGNA JAZZ FESTIVAL SEVILLA / Spain – November 3, 2018 / TEATRO CENTRAL Italian superstar Roy Paci and the no less well-known French Jazz wind[…]

World Refugee Day #culturebuildsbridges

On the 20th of June, on World Refugee day, several refugee integration projects, co-financed by the Creative Europe programme, joined forced to organise 13 events in 7 cities. International musicians, many of them from countries affected by war or other adverse conditions, put together a series of cultural productions with[…]

Roy Paci plays with the SoundRoutes Band

From 9th to 15th of April the second show of the SoundRoutes Band took place in Bologna. During this highly anticipated show, the well-known Italian trumpetist Roy Paci joined the band. He confirmed his participation of the band’s first concerts which will take place on the 12th of October at WERKSTATT[…]

Soundroutes booking agency is now running

The European project “SoundRoutes ‘Notes to get closer’, launches the ‘SoundRoutes Booking Agency’, an initiative dedicated to the professional integration of migrant and refugee musicians. In 13 months of tireless activity, the SoundRoutes project has brought together dozens of migrant and refugee musicians giving them the opportunity to perform with[…]

The first music residency in Berlin

The first music residency in Berlin The SoundRoute Band was formed as part of the EU-funded project “SoundRoutes. Notes to get closer”, which aims to network musicians from different backgrounds with artists from their (new) homelands – and to have music produced. From the 9th to 15th of January 2017[…]

The Soundroutes Band

We are delighted to introduce the SoundRoutes band, a brand-new ensemble performing their first show between the 8th and 15th of January at the WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN in Berlin, and later in the year at the Bologna Jazz Festival 2018. The band of incredible artists play under the artistic direction[…]

Soundroutes at the Bologna Jazz Festival

The European project Soundroutes will participate in the Bologna Jazz Festival, one of the  project’s partners, with four live concerts: FRIDAY 27 TH OF OCTOBER TORRIONE JAZZ CLUB, ORE 21.30 (FERRARA) Adovabadan Jazz Band & Alaa Arsheed SUNDAY 5TH OF NOVEMBER LOCOMOTIV CLUB, ORE 21.30 (BOLOGNA) Laboratorio Sociale Afrobeat Jam[…]

Open call for refugee and migrant musicians

[Castellano]   [Arabic]   [Italian] Soundroutes.  Casting call for professional refugee and migrant musicians. “SoundRoutes. Notes to get closer” is a project promoted by Marmaduke, a music agency based in Seville (Spain) in cooperation with the Italian NGO Un Ponte Per…,  the Bologna Jazz Festival, Scuola Popolare di Musica Ivan Illich (Italy), the Berliner Werkstatt der[…]

Soundroutes press release by Un Ponte Per… [IT]

“The sound routes”: musiche migranti a Roma A Roma la prima tappa italiana  del progetto “Le strade del suono”, sostenuto da Un ponte per…, per favorire accoglienza e integrazione dei migranti attraverso la musica Roma, 28 aprile 2017 – Sei associazioni impegnate nella musica e nella tutela dei cittadini stranieri[…]

Outstanding Success for the first Arab Song Jam in Berlin

On Thursday 2nd of March 2017 something extraordinary happened, something that can only be compared, for example, to someone hearing Jazz in the 1930’s for the very first time and being in total rapture. An enthusiastic audience of all ages attended the first show of the concert series called Arab Song[…]


Press Release: Soundroutes starts tomorrow with a first concert in Berlin

1.3.2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The European project “Sound routes. Notes to get closer”, an initiative dedicated to the social and professional integration of migrant and refugee musicians, starts tomorrow with a first concert in Berlin. Six institutions from Italy, Spain, Belgium, and Germany have joined forces to boost the creative[…]

Arab Song Jam in Berlin

Thursday 02.03.2017 7:00 PM | Club Admission: Free Organiser: WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN Entirely new interpretations of traditional and popular Arab songs! 1st Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM +++ for Arabic see below +++ The new concert series ARAB SONG JAM is a subproject of the EU-financed project “Soundroutes. Notes[…]