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 and equal world: a world where no one is left behind. It has never been clearer that all of us have a role to play in order to bring about change. Everyone can make a difference. According to the latest UN statistics, every minute 20 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror.

Soundroutes is a project, financed by the Creative Europe program, aimed at supporting refugees and migrants musicians in Europe promoted by Marmaduke (ES), De Koer (B), AMARC Europe (B), Chios Music Festival (H), Bologna Jazz Festival (IT) . After a period of forced break due to the pandemic, Soundroutes project will start again its activities the 20th of June,  World Refugees Day, with a 7 hours Radio and and live streaming marathon with artists performing from  Italy, Spain, Belgium and Greece.During the day messages from Ceuta and Lesbos refugee camps will be shared.

We celebrate this day dedicating this event to all the people on the move, to all the solidarity workers and activists, to the people in the street reclaiming a world free of racism. We also want to show, with this event,  our deepest solidarity with all the artists and cultural operators that in this challenging moment keep building bridges with culture.

The European chapter of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, AMARC, will promote the event among its radio members worldwide in order to raise the volume against discriminations.

The radio and web streaming marathon will start at 15h30 Central European Time. Among the performers, Osama Abdulrasol and François Taillefer (from Belgium), Reda Zine/Danilo Mineo (from Italy), One Pac & Fellows (from Spain), the Soundroutes Band in Belgium, Naser Haj Walo (from Italy) and Who Dat (from Belgium)

The full program schedule :

LocationDurationStart timeend timestream or ch.Artists
Pre recorded clips and jingles30′15h3016h00pre rec
Ghent, BE50′16h0016h50LivestreamOsama Abdulrasol and François Taillefer 
Pre recorded clips and jingles10′16h5017h00pre rec
Bologna, IT50′17:0017:50LivestreamReda Zine/Danilo Mineo
Pre recorded clips and jingles10′17h5018h00pre rec
Sevilla, ES40′18h0018h40LivestreamOne Pac & Fellows + Guests
Pre recorded clips and jingles20′18h4019h00pre rec
Ghent, BE40′19h0019h40LivestreamSoundroutes Band BE
Pre recorded clips and jingles20′19h4020h00pre rec
Bologna, IT50′20:0020:50LivestreamNaser Haj Walo
Pre recorded clips and jingles10′20h5021h00pre rec
Ghent, BE60”21h0022h00LivestreamWho Dat


For more informations: Caterina Amicucci, project manager

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