12th December, 2014

Music For Refugees

Have spare instruments you have no use for anymore? Well we’ve found a great cause for you to donate your unwanted musical instruments to!

Music for Refugees is an incredibly important project that was established by volunteer music teacher Philip Feinstein, which has put music classes for children and adults inside immigration detention centres. Feinstein has been running the classes in Villawood Detention Centre since 2009, and the program has been so successful that he is expanding the program to other detention centres including Manus Island, Christmas Island and Nauru.

All of the instruments used in the music classes in the detention centres have been donated, so in order for Feinstein to continue the program, he needs more instruments! Drop off points have been arranged all over Australia, so if you have a spare musical instrument head here to find out more information about drops points and the types of instruments that are safe to donate. You can also check out an ABC News TV feature on the refugee program here.

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Six artists and their respective albums have been added to the 10th Coopers AMP long-list, which means the list is now complete. The releases have been judged by an expert industry judging panel consisting of 15 members. 

Updated long-list: 

#1 Dads – About Face
Allday – Startup Cult
Andras & Oscar — Cafe Romantica
Angus & Julia Stone — Angus & Julia Stone
Augie March – Havens Dumb
Ball Park Music – Puddinghead
Bertie Blackman — The Dash
Bird Traps – The Colour Fields
Black Cab — Games Of The XXI Olympiad
Blank Realm – Grassed Inn
Bored Nothing – Some Songs
Briggs – Sheplife
Buried In Verona – Faceless
Caitlin Park – The Sleeper
Chet Faker – Built On Glass

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