Today is the birthday of Mozart, a day on which we want to think about the impact of making music.
Lukas Pairon set up a major doctoral research project for the University of Ghent between 2013 and 2016 in Kinshasa (DR Congo) on the possible role of music in social projects. During his presentation he will not only talk about what he learned in Kinshasa on the possible social impact of making music (SIMM) for children and young people in difficult circumstances, but he will also focus on the thoughts of the Dutch philosopher Hans Achterhuis concerning the phenomenon of violence (see his opus magnum ‘Met Alle Geweld’). Hans Achterhuis will be present himself and will discuss his ideas with Lukas Pairon in public.
more information about Lukas Pairon’s PhD-research can be found here: http://lukas-pairon.eu/phd
more information about the work of Hans Achterhuis here: https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Achterhuis
and more information on how to register for this event at Elcker-Ik, Antwerp: http://www.elcker-ik.be/InformCMS/preview/index.php?pag_id=550288&cty_id=2595
The village where Lukas Pairon grew up, Heide-Kalmthout (north of Antwerp), was built largely at the beginning of the last century by Jews from Antwerp. Their synagogue was built well before Heide’s village church. And the first Yeshiva (Talmud School) in Belgium was also located in Heide and enjoyed great international renown. David Susskind (CCLJ) studied there for several years and told it in a conversation filmed in 2008. We look at his testimony and Lukas Pairon will be in conversation with guide Hans Geldhof about the Jewish past of the village Heide.
- on the Jewish past of Heide can be found here: http://lukas-pairon.eu/synagogueheide
- and on how to register for this event at CCLJ (registration obliged) here: http://www.cclj.be/agenda/david-susskind-et-passe-juif-heide
- CCLJ, Rue de l’Hôtel des Monnaies, 52 1060 Bruxelles, Sunday 10 February @ 14:00 (brunch at 11:30)
Lukas Pairon’s village Heide-Kalmthout (North of Antwerp) was in the beginning of last century largely built by Jews from Antwerp. Their synagogue was built long before the village church of Heide. And the first Yeshiva (Talmud school) of Belgium was also located in Heide, and it was internationally highly regarded. David Susskind (CCLJ) studied there as a youth for several years, and told about it during a conversation that was filmed. We look at his testimony and Lukas Pairon enters into conversation with guide Hans Geldhof about the Jewish past of the village Heide.
more information about the Jewish past of Heide can be found here: http://lukas-pairon.eu/synagogueheide
and more information about David Susskind and his “Centre Communautaire Laic Juif” (CCLJ) here: http://www.cclj.be
and more information on how to register for this event at Elcker-Ik, Antwerp: http://www.elcker-ik.be/InformCMS/preview/index.php?pag_id=550288&cty_id=2596
In the movie ‘The Other Son’ by Lorraine Lévy we are confronted with a true story in which two sons – one of a Jewish family from Israel, and the other of a Palestinian family somewhere in the West Bank – have been exchanged at birth, and thus grow up in the ‘wrong’ family. The families find out when their sons are 18 years old. A film taken from life. It is a film that makes you daydream about a possible future peace for the Middle East. The film is introduced by Lukas Pairon (Music Fund), who stays in Israel and Palestine for an average of 1.5 months or more per year. After seeing the film he goes into conversation with Khalid El Jafoufi (Mahara) who was part of 3rdParty, a project Lukas developed between 2009 and 2012 to get youngsters from Antwerp schools acquainted with peace activists from Israel and Palestine.
more information on the project 3rdParty (2009-2012): http://lukas-pairon.eu/3rdparty
more information on how to register for this event at Elcker-Ik, Antwerp: http://www.elcker-ik.be/InformCMS/preview/index.php?pag_id=550288&cty_id=2597