Music Basti is a community based music and media learning project in New Delhi. It is managed by Integrated Development Education Association (IDEA), a registered Association set up in 1991.
Music Basti connects at-risk children, youth and artists, with the aim to inspire growth and a sense of community through a creative and joyful music learning experience. Set up in 2008, the project has worked with over 500 at-risk children and more than 200 musicians and artists. The program is led and delivered by musicians and artists, as well as through a network of volunteers. Through building partnerships with existing child welfare organizations or rehabilitation centers, at-risk children and youth are engaged in music and art projects in order to develop and enhance their life skills, especially self-confidence, communication, creativity and cooperation.
Music Basti envisions a world where the universal rights of all children are recognized and practiced, and where all children have the opportunity to pursue arts, especially music and media for learning and education. The mission is to raise the voices of at-risk children and youth through arts, in particular through music and media, and consequentially the local and global consciousness on child rights and on ending poverty.
RE-SOUND 2013! Learn about our work, and how you can be involved!
Re-Sound is a 30-Weeks Music Program that has been introduced by Music Basti in 2013. The objective of the program is to introduce the elements of music including appreciation, listening and song writing through a creative and fun methodology, especially focused on voice and group learning, with at-risk children and youth in the NCR. The project is working with over 100 children across selected non-governmental organization partners working for education, rehabilitation and child welfare in communities including Okhla Industrial Area, Mehrauli, Kapashera, Papankalan Dwarka, and Mahipalpur. Re-Sound is being led by a select and trained group of 20 musicians working as Teaching Artists through the program.
Catch a glimpse into a few of our projects and workshops! These programs were hosted at different children's homes including Dil Se Campaign, Delhi. Thank you visiting our gallery, but better still, visit us soon!
Our latest news and blog posts.
“Sapno Ki Duniya”, was composed by students of Music Basti as part of a song-writing project at the NGO Vidya’s community center in Papankalan, Dwarka, Sector 3. The children’s song talks about the world of dreams and aspirations, how while they may be young they are not small, but are in fact the conquerers of […]Read More
Written by: Faith Gonsalves, Projects Director, Music Basti, Integrated Development Education Association * * * When driving in Delhi, it is common to see “Fun ‘N Food Village” bumper stickers on cars. I often wondered where this magical place must be. This year in June, I finally saw the grand vestiges of Fun ‘N Food Village […]Read More
Music Basti at Vidya, Papankalan, Dwarka: We have been leading a music class as a part of The Lotus Club, supported by Monde Par la Main/Give a Hand, at the NGO Vidya’s community centre located in Papankalan, Dwarka, Sector 3. It has been an exciting musical journey for us and our team teaching there, musicians Ipshita […]Read More
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