Music Beyond Borders

music for human rights

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MUSIC BEYOND BORDERS LLC (MBB) is an organization dedicated to research, cultural-heritage preservation, publications and film documentaries on contemporary music history in which crimes against humanity and socio-political conditions of repression, violence, protest and freedom are critical.

MBB’s vision is on how those suffering oppressive regimes use music to protest human rights violations and advance social justice globally. Music is a force of resistance, power, hope, survival. The unifying power of music bridges cultural gaps and languages. MBB aims to capture the rich cultural heritage and diversity of the human experience by transforming real stories into instruments that promote public awareness and incite civic engagement to defend humanitarian values.

Breaking News on Our Current Project in South Africa

KEEPING TIME:

THE STORY OF MUSIC IN THE APARTHEID JAILS

You could sing your way out of pain and survive (Mark Shinners, Robben Island prisoner 493/63)

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MBB downloadable multi-media article Music of Survival in Mandela’s Prison prominently featured on Al Jazeera on the passing of Nelson Mandela (1918-2013).

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South Africa and apartheid, 1960s.