Voice4Thought January Newsletter
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Happy New Year! Voice4Thought brings you it's latest news, projects and events coming up this year.

Looking Back at 2016
  • In May we took part in the "Welcome Here" festival in The Hague, bringing together our Voice4Thought bus, a poetry slam and a critical dialogue on our ideas of freedom.
  • In September we held our Voice4Thought Festival called, "People in Motion," a 4 day event that united people from around the globe on the global migration crisis for travelers, migrants and refugees. We had performers and guests from Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Some of the highlights included dance performances by  Ita de Hes  and Chadian dancer, Yaya Sarria, film screenings from high school students in cooperations with LeidenGlobal and the film Stranded in Canton by the African Studies Center Leiden, an intimate concert by our Voice4Thought Band, and big concert “Music in Motion” featuring Ernst Jansz (of “Doe Maar”) and Syrian Rapper, Mohammad. Don’t forget that you can look back at the full programme here
  • In December we hosted the Refu-G-Tunes Event where the Voice4Thought Band members Barbara Gwanmesia & Mette and Gosse van Dijk performed alongside pianist, Caroliene Devilee, and Iraqi musician, Sattar AlSaadi, inside the beautiful old Hooglandse Kerk, in Leiden. Beautiful works of art accompanied the event by Cindy van der Aa, Sapin Makengele, and Syrian refugee artist, Jomard Dirki. See the photos of the event on our Facebook Page.
Looking Forward to 2017
Upcoming Projects
  • We will continue to build on our e-projects in 2017 including e-Publications (in partnership with Brill Publications), e-Learning (private online courses), e-Arts (consisting of Fine Arts, Music, and Film), as well as our e-projects (encompassing Humanities House and Virtual Meeting Places and our Dawa m-health programme)
  • We will also be launching an e-Blogging website to continue to help connect bloggers from around the world around global issues. Read the latest blog by Marije Mutter on the Refugee Crisis here.
Upcoming Events
  • Our “Voice4Thought Band” will be releasing two songs for its record label in February, followed by an album in April! The album will consist of collaborations with various artists from around the world. Stay tuned for more and watch the video below for a taste of the amazing music you can expect.
  • We will be hosting art exhibitions, debates, music performance, as well as our 3rd annual Festival. To stay updated, please visit the events page on our website, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to #thinkcritically!
Voice4Thought Festival 2016- People in Motion
People in Motion Festival 2016
We wish you a very prosperous New Year and look forward to seeing you again,


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