The music project in the Rashidieh refugee camp as a focus area of research and development projects
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Original versionI: Look beyond – make a difference. Experiences from a music project in Lebanon
People live with war, threats of war, or repercussions of war in many parts of the world. Civil losses and injuries are extensive. Many of the countries and regions where conditions of war characterize people’s everyday lives, also suffer from public as well as private poverty. Societal groups, such as children and people with intellectual disabilities are particularly vulnerable in such conditions. Additionally, large parts of the surviving population may be traumatized and deprived of the opportunity to realize their goals and aspirations. Increasingly, when knowledge about such conditions reaches the rest of the world, international relief organizations such as the Red Cross, the Red Crescent, and Médecines Sans Frontières have mobilized to provide assistance. On the national level, this also applies to Norwegian and multinational organizations such as ActAlliance, NORAD, NORWAC and Norwegian People’s Aid. These desperate, disheartening circumstances constitute the context oo the Norwegian Academy of Music’s Lebanon music project. Thereby, they also institute the ground on which scholarly studies of the Lebanon music project must take their points of departure.