The right to enjoy the arts brings us to neighborhood centers, prisons, refugee camps, and asylum-seeker centers. We have provided music-centered workshops in Thessaloniki, Greece, and the Lazio region of Italy.
Below we document an afternoon with the transitory guests of the Sonnenhof asylum-seekers center in Lucerne, Switzerland. We performed for them; they cooked for us, and hours were spent sharing personal stories in an atmosphere of intense warmth, frustration, and hope.
Otto de Jong of Musicians without Borders working with the children.
The performance by the chefs surpassed that of the musicians.