Common Ground Voices / La Frontera
About the organization
Common Ground Voices / La Frontera is a community music project for migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers sheltering in Tijuana, BC. Past projects have incoluded weeklong artistic residencies, multi-day encuentros in partnering shelters, digital arts projects, and research into the social impacts of music making with forced migrants who have been multiply marginalized because of their gender, race, ethnicity, and/or disability status.
Mission, Vision, & Values
Modeled on Common Ground Voices in Jerusalem, CGV La Frontera aims to generate meaningful collaboration through music, explore and create music of shared human values and aspirations, contribute to community music as an exercise of non-violence, and utilize music as a springboard for a meaningful discussion about social and political change within the group as well as with the society in general. We believe in transcending political and demographic borders through art-, theatre-, and music-making; in the transformative potential of immersive and experiential encounters with difference; in the power of proximity to expand perspectives and open hearts; and in the role that culture-bearers play in building community.