Peace Melody Program 2019
Peace Melody is a musical exchange program organized in Kurdistan Region of Iraq by Middle East Sustainable Peace Organization - MESPO bringing young professional musicians from different countries across the globe to create original music and perform in peace events advocating for peace and cultural exchange. Musicians will meet and work in Sulaimani city and have the opportunity to visit other parts of Kurdistan Region. They will be working with Kurdish and international masters of music and create a colorful blend representing the music of different nations. They will be led by a Maestro/Master Composer to compose original music and bring together pieces from their cultures and perform live on stage during Kurdistan International Peace Carnival on 21 September 2019 in front of more than 5000 attendees, which will perfectly symbolize peace and coexistence and will deliver the message of peace to the whole Middle East and the international community.


1- Be a professional musician
2- Be between 19 - 35 years old
3- Have a valid passport
4- Be able to communicate in English
5- Be familiar with the culture and arts of home country
6- Be willing to travel to and stay in Kurdistan Region of Iraq for two weeks in September 2019
7- Be able to obtain visa to Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Eligible countries:

Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Algeria, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, France, Austria, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, UK, US, Canada, India, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Albania, Greece, Armenia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Brazil, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Japan, China, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Pakistan, Ukraine, Australia.

*Funding: financial support is provided for return flights, meals, and accommodation.

*Deadline to apply: July 25th 2019

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Peace Melody Poster
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Birthday *
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Education Level *
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Please introduce yourself briefly and tell us about your musical career (200 - 500 words) *
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Please mention the musical instruments that you professionally play *
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Please provide a URL to of a solo performance video by you *
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Please provide a URL of a video in which you perform with a band/group of musicians *
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Will you be willing to stay in Kurdistan for two weeks or more? *
How did you hear about PeaceMelody? *
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