El País: The Melody of Exile

A group of students who fled war-torn countries recorded four albums under the direction of Javier Limón as a tribute to the millions of refugees around the globe, and to benefit Doctors Without Borders.

May 20, 2016
 Javier Limón, artistic director of Berklee's Mediterranean Music Instituterecorded a four-disc set, Refugio Del Sonidowith his students to honor the millions of refugees across the world. The albums will be sold individually over four consecutive Sundays at newsstands throughout Spain that carry El País newspapers, beginning May 22. Sales of the albums will fund Doctors Without Borders and promote cultural initiatives at refugee camps. In this article from El País, five of the students who appear on the albums detail their experiences as refugees having fled war-torn countries in their lives. The entire CD collection features Berklee students representing more than 20 nationalities. 
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Read more about the project from El País: Sound ShelterMusic Knows No BordersRefuge Oceans, Seas Music; and The Refugee Camps Could House the Next Mozart.