The European project “Sound routes. Notes to get closer”, launch 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 and in close relationship with the hosting communities in more than 30 events in Spain, Italy, Germany and Belgium. Additionally an international band was selected through an open call for musicians and is now working on a co-creation experience that will end next autumn with two premieres in the Berliner Werkstatt Der Kulturen and in the framework of the Bologna Jazz Festival.
The Soundroutes 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 collective effort of the project’s partners to promote their music works reaching out national music agents, theatres, 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” said Ivan Pivotti the CEO of Marmaduke the leading cultural company of the Soundroutes Project. The other partners of the project are Bologna Jazz Festival, Brauerei Wissmannstraße e.V. – Werkstatt der Kulturen, the Italian NGO Un Ponte Per… and the cultural association Vzw De Vergunning (Belgium)
For booking the artists, cultural operators can contact the Soundroutes staff at the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information: www.soundroutes.eu
Caterina Amicucci (European Coordinator) – email@example.com – Tel: 0034.642.042124