The B-ME, Blending Melodies: Bridging Cultural Identities project is implemented by Sistema Cyprus, El Sistema Greece and the Associação das Orquestras Sinfónicas Juvenis Sistema Portugal and is co-funded by the European Union.
The project is pairing local composers with musicians from a refugee or migrant background to co-create original musical compositions that bridge the different cultural identities. These compositions will be performed by the partners’ youth orchestras and will be available for any other orchestras in the world. Through awareness raising concerts in the partners’ countries and beyond, B-ME is intended to highlight the value of cultural diversity.
Since the project aims to provide a new European music identity, the original compositions will be available to download for free on this website for all children, youth and professional orchestras to use.