Brush meets Melody is an art-project initiated by RADIJOJO and the Anna Lindh Foundation in Alexandria, Egypt. It connects children in three different countries in the Euromed region, such as Cyprus, Morocco and Germany. Kids from these three countries were invited to participate in drawing pictures, writing poems, being creative as a songwriter or as reporter.
At first we would like to present to you the expressive outcomes achieved by the kids in the old city of Nicosia, close to Ledras street.
Nicosia is the capital of Cyprus and is divided into two parts. One part is Turkish and the other is Greek.
The project was carried out by our partner ICFFCY, which is a non-profit association in Cyprus.
Many activities such discussions groups, a treasure hunt and painting plastic bottles with messages of peace and their ideas were all part of the workshops. Those recycled plastic bottles were called the "Seeds of Peace". The activities reflect the main topic of the project namely peace-building.
During group work they invented new recipes of peace, drew their ingredients and offered some tips on keeping peace.
Check out their recipes here:
The recipes of peace!!!
They also presented their works to the whole school, see it here!
Give a big applause to all who made this possible in Cyprus!
Next we would like to present to you the kids from Berlin and their activities during the project Brush meets Melody.
This time the kids from SchuleEins, which is located in the disctrict of Berlin-Pankow, took part in the project.
During their workshop days they created many many pictures and prepared the basis of our song, which you can listen to in the audio player on this page.
Radijojo introduced a very special art of drawing in dots to the kids, which is well known as DOT-ART.
After the introduction they began excitedly to use the new technique to create many paintings, we would like to present to you now:
Have you found the turtle ? :)
Did you spot the face? :)
And that's not all, folks!!! During the exhibition other children and adults had the chance to see those paintings!!!
But that wasn't enough! The kids also were productive in making music and created the musical foundation to their own texts. Later they processed their recorded voices and they learnt how to use audio software and microphones. This musical foundation will then be used as a template by the Moroccan kids who will bring in their own ideas and musical parts. To round off the entire musical experience the kids interwove some cuttings of their interviews about Euromed. Those were recorded in the streets of Berlin-Pankow. In the song you will hear Berlin and Morrocan kids and people they interviewed all singing together. We invite you to listen!
Our third partner is from Morocco and the kids who were invited to this project are from the City of Marrakech.
Together with our partner the kids created their own drawings upon the input of the Berlin and Cyprus kids.
Besides, they also created audio content which you can hear in the song as well! Bravo!
We want to show you the best pictures of the exhibition from Morocco now:
And here you can see the pictures - enjoy!
We also had the pacha (local governor) and chairman of the municipality Mohammed BOUKA PACHA (local governor ) Ville Sidi Bouothmane; KHALID ELBATNAOUI, President Municipality of Sidi Bouothmane to officially open the exhibition.
If you want to learn more about the Anna Lindh Foundation and what their aims are please visit:
We would like to thank the Anna Lindh Foundation for their trust and support during the project and for helping us to make this project possible.