Jacek “Budyń” Szymkiewicz (Pogodno)
Jacek “Budyń” Szymkiewicz

Jacek “Budyń” Szymkiewicz (Pogodno)

The final rehearsal has shown that this is a good band and has a big potential. On the other hand I think we need to be working with this potential. It is not about self indulgence. If we want to show this to others, we need to work hard to be able to get to people. It is possible. Not only because we’ve put so much effort into it, but because this approach is wise. And gives hope.

Błażej Król
KRÓL

Błażej Król

In the beginning I was sceptical about the workshops in Danków. I don’t think I’m a good teacher – I’m a rather shy person when it comes to contacting people. My impression of the workshops is very positive, I liked it’s intercontinental integrity and the energy present in the work. Working with young people on arrangements of my songs was a great experience. I was very surprised that these young people had known my music. Another unexpected thing were positive reactions after the concert, expressed by people who didn’t understand my texts due to the language barrier, but still found themselves in my music. I took home a lot of positive emotions. Thank you.

Fatuma Musa Afrah
Fatuma Musa Afrah

Fatuma Musa Afrah

Bringing diverse communities through music is a key power for inclusion.

Michał Wróblewski
Michał Wróblewski

Michał Wróblewski

Workshops with No Borders Band were a great, interesting experience for me. I’ve had an opportunity to build and conduct an international musical ensemble and get new international friendships. I remember Syrian musicians in particular – they brought elements of their traditional music to the mix. Everything was organised very professionally and in the spirit of cooperation above divisions. I recommend No Borders Band!

Jamal Kamano
Jamal Kamano

Jamal Kamano

I really liked the whole project because it gives a lot of opportunities to the participants. It provides the needed time to gather in a great atmosphere and the space to be creative. It provides equipment and a staff with knowledge, how to make it all work with the great talent that the kids bring along.

Milo Kanefaty
Milo Kanefaty

Milo Kanefaty

I believe that the atmosphere during the workshop was naturally supporting the goal of the workshop itself. In other words, the participants showed, in spite of their different backgrounds, great integrity and harmony during the whole workshop. The talents of the participants reflected their cultures and the mix between all those cultures is the best outcome wished ever, and can be represented as a lesson and an experience for every human on Earth.

Andrzej Stefański
Andrzej Stefański

Andrzej Stefański

On my way to Łubu Dubu resort near Gorzów Wielkopolski, where I went to represent Adam Bodnar (the Polish Commissioner for Human Rights), I was listening to the news programs on the radio. Political arguments were the most frequently broadcasted issue. The interpretation of the facts was not letting me form my own opinion. Politicians were speaking words and changing their meanings. I didn’t understand them. After having arrived in the Łubu Dubu resort I (usunięto) met young people from Syria, Afghanistan, inhabitants of Berlin, Warsaw and Gorzów. I can’t speak German nor Arabic but still, since the very first words I understood what they were saying. These fantastic young people, together with their teachers and musicians, created a bright and inspiring atmosphere, which even became intimate during conversations in small groups. Despite having different backgrounds and life experiences, they were brought together by the values they believe in. When they differed, even being very emotional, they expressed their opinions without hurting others. There was a lot of emotion in the conversations, even tears. Young people are sensitive to the adversities their peers are facing on their way to Europe. Everyone was searching for connection in different languages, most beautifully expressing unity through music. On my way back I listened to some classical music on the radio, wanting to stay with these young people as long as possible.

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