Dec 10, 2018
Today, on World Human Rights Day, the #music4HRDs campaign officially launches.
String players around the world are videotaping and sharing themselves performing a piece embedded with the musical DNA of a human rights defender who has been abducted or murdered. In conjunction with the release of the ATMA Classique album, For Those Who Died Trying, #music4HRDs was launched. The first social media awareness initiative that unifies music and the work of human rights defenders, #music4HRDs brings the classical music community together to show their support for HRDs who are fighting through injustices and violence perpetrated against them, as they are trying to protect important environmental and human rights.
Watch the campaign as it unfolds at https://music4HRDs.com
Dozens and dozens of musicians have already participated including the Juilliard String Quartet (NYC), Utrecht String Quartet (Netherlands), Zemlinsky Quartet (Czech Republic), MR. Quartet (Hong Kong) and members from various orchestras from the London Symphony, Royal Concertgebouworchestra, Regina Symphony, Newfoundland Symphony, and Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. New videos are being posted each week.