What About Now?

Now that you’ve got a handle on how music affected refugees in their home countries, let’s take a look at how music is involved in the refugees’ lives nowadays. One way the refugees use music when they are brought to safety is to stay in touch with their culture. Groups of refugees may congregate and have ceremonies, or religious services that include their culture’s music and traditions. Not only this but some refugees have formed music groups and even sell CD’s and music tracks to support there life here in the US. Some of these groups include: RAIS Refugee Youth Music Group, UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency) also runs multiple programs like this. The income is split between members, and put back into the program. The members can use their share to go towards anything they need. This helps many refugees get back on their feet after their rough journey to safety.

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