Forum Together – Kinderkonzerte
MULTIMONDO is the competence center for the integration of people with migration experience in the Biel - Seeland - Bernese Jura region. MULTIMONDO promotes integration through education, work integration and encounters. The association was founded in 1998 and thus has many years of experience in the areas of integration and migration. The tailor-made offers are aimed at people from migration, specialists, authorities and other interested parties. The offers are bilingual (German / French) and are financed through financial contributions from institutions and foundations, through service agreements with the canton of Bern and the city of Biel, and through donations. The meeting area is called Forum Together. On the one hand, it consists of an intercultural library called “LibriMondo”, which was opened in April 2018 (LibriMondo offers books and other media for children, young people and adults in more than 35 languages and is easily accessible). On the other hand, the Together Forum offers a wide variety of events with the aim of bringing people together To promote exchange and mutual understanding and, especially with regard to the events for children and young people, to promote reading and awareness of others and the world. We differentiate between two types of event offers:
- Events that are mainly designed and carried out by the project team, such as participation in the national reading day, class visits, children's concerts, etc.
- Events that are designed and carried out by, for and with people from migration, such as storytelling afternoons, Happy Foot, Journée d’Afrique etc.
The idea of the present project is to offer an interactive activity for children with the help of music. The children's concerts should be designed to be intercultural by showing the children works from different countries. The children should experience a kind of musical trip around the world. We would like to work with artists of different origins and musical backgrounds. Everyone is free to choose how she / he would like to design and structure the performance. The concerts should be made playful through hands-on activities such as dance / movement, rhythm / body percussion, singing or stories. The events are held in both French and German in order to involve as many children as possible and to create space for a shared experience and thus a sense of community. Should, therefore, our project should be affordable for adults and free for our main audience.