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Community

JEBELMUSIC

With his organization JebelMusic Bas worked in several refugee camps in Jordan, making music and performing with local pupils and musicians. Bas leads the organization together with Sjaiesta Badloe. Lately JebelMusic is also active in the refugee centers in The Netherlands where they teach and perform with the inhabitants of AZC’s.

In the JebelMusic method the team works 4-5 mornings inside of the classroom (or in the schoolyard) in the refugee camps. The participants are evenly responsible for the content of the workshops as they are invited to share songs or activities and lead those besides the activities prepared by the JebelMusic-team. The content of the workshops is transformed into concert material in which local (professional) musicians play together with the JebelMusic-team as accompanists for the children. The concert takes place at a venue outside of the camp, in front of an audience existing of our partners/associates in Jordan, the children’s parents and local people who are interested.

OTHER PROJECTS

Still Moving is a dance project for senior citizens of Amsterdam, Bas is one of the improvising musicians providing the music for the dance productions the participants create.

At the UNITE! event in 2015, where refugees in Utrecht met the local inhabitants of Kanaaleiland, Bas led a jamsession with the participants.