TOM MULENGE MUSIC
Bring communities together
The power of music
Company registration: 14814060
TOM MULENGE MUSIC empowers, produces connection, and reinforces sympathy. We operate to encourage and support people with music ability wherever they are to utilise the power of music to produce positive transformation in their communities.
In collaboration with local, national, and international musicians and organizations, we carry music to people and places impacted by war, armed conflict, and displacement. We also use music as an instrument of building peace and change in the society. peacebuilding and social change.
Mission: Our mission is to utilise the power of music to bring together communities, empower individuals and heal wounds left by wars.
Vision: Our vision is inspiring people worldwide to use their musical ability in peace-making and transform lives for the better.
TOM MULENGE MUSIC vision is structured on four main principles. We use these principles in shaping all our strategies, choices made ethically and the culture of the organisation:
The community cohesion
The power of Music
Nonviolence principles -
Human Right Declaration
THE POWER OF MUSIC
As human being and musicians, all of us have experienced the power and importance of music in different situations; in the making of music with colleague musicians, the opportunities of new ideas from music teaching and learning, the common relationship of enjoying music together. Like a language, music is a mutual, collective human ability, and create joy: all necessity to create and build peaceful communities and societies. From Gospel to Blues, From Classic to Hip Hop and body percussion, musicians utilise the power of music to bluid peace and bring changes in the societies.
THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF
Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of gender, nationality, place of residency, sex, ethnicity, religion, colour or and other categorization. Thus, human rights are non-discriminatory, meaning that all human beings are entitled to them and cannot be excluded from them. We use the music to promote human rights, equality and diversity with our activities and projects in the local communities and worldwide.
The principles of
Practitioners, leaders, and scholars of nonviolence have defined it in different ways. Common to all are core principles such as:
do no harm,
treat all with respect,
oppose unjust behaviour, not people,
means and ends must be consistent,
justice is at the heart of true peace.
There is no one agreed definition of community cohesion. However, definitions focus on the relationship between the individual, their community and wider society. They also focus on providing opportunities for people to interact, work together, develop positive relationships and make a contribution to their community. Further, they emphasise the importance of a common vision, shared values based on democracy, equality, diversity, tolerance, fairness and justice and creating a sense of belonging. The depth of musical talent found in a community adds to the fabric of life for those living there and from well-supported research findings, scientists know that the brain is altered in intricate, positive ways when musicians—amateurs and professionals—actively participate in making music.
Singing with others, playing instruments in a group — the richness of shared musical experiences — also enable new friendships to form. One study found that singing together in choirs might have an “ice breaker” effect on participants, providing a faster path to new social connections than in other social situations.
How we operate
We working in collaboration with local, national and international organisations, communities and individuals to produce maintainable and locally owned activities and programs. We are convinced that this long-term vision is efficient for achieving long term social changes. Our activities and programs are demand-driven: we adapt our practices to the local context with help from the community. Our programs are based in the community, and reachable to and applicable for applicants.