film ‘The Other Son’ – introduction by Lukas Pairon, and discussion with Khalid El Jafoufi @ elcker-Ik
Mar 24 @ 15 h 00 min

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):

more information on how to register for this event at Elcker-Ik, Antwerp:


keynote on ‘music in cities’ @ Belgian Jazz Meeting @ Handelsbeurs Gent
Apr 6 @ 10 h 30 min – 12 h 00 min

Lukas Pairon will in his keynote speech to the Belgian Jazz Meeting focus on music in cities, in relation to his experiences as co-founder of the Belgian contemporary music ensemble Ictus and of the international research platform SIMM (on Social Impact of Music Making).

presentation at London concert in support of Music Fund @ Finchley Progressive Synagogue
Apr 26 @ 19 h 00 min – 21 h 00 min

Finchley Progressive Synagogue and Music Fund organise a 45-minute concert followed by a supper reception in support of Music Fund.

Lukas Pairon (founder Music Fund) shortly presents Music Fund.

Admission is free, but attendees are asked to either bring an unwanted instrument to donate or to make a cash donation in a retiring collection.

artists: Abigail Dolan, flute – Hanna Tracz, violin – Diogo Ramos, viola – Joanna Twaddle, cello

programme: celebrating Mozart’s beloved quartets for flute and string trio, a set of works that is among his most optimistic and energetic. Quartets in D Major KV 285, G major KV285a, A major KV298.

For catering and security please indicate your intention to attend by sending an email to John Sloboda, chair of UK Friends of Music Fund ( by Tuesday 23 April, who is happy to answer any questions about the event.

Music Fund is promoting and fundraising to supply decent musical instruments to young people in countries in need.