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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.

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Our Story

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. 

The Vision

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. 

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Faith Gonsalves

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Harleen Sidhu

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Chayan Adhikari

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Adhir Ghosh

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Ushinor Majumdar

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Pattie Gonsalves

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Suhail Yusuf Khan

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RE-SOUND 2013! Learn about our work, and how you can be involved!

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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.

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Where music is change.

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Where all children exercise their full potential.

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Bringing people together as a shared community.

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Our latest news and blog posts.

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We look forward to hearing from you! Please leave us a message and we will get in touch with you soon. If you would like to volunteer email us at volunteer@musicbasti.org.

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