#2020Troubadours is a cultural project in the roam of the Creative Europe-program of the EU. The project is run by cultural non-profit organizations from Belgium, France, Serbia, Hungary and Ukraine. Our main objective is to improve the transnational mobility of some world music artists coming from those regions, by setting up a serie of ‘Trouba Labs’ (concerts/workshops) and ‘Trouba Train Trips’.
These days, Europe is confronted with a huge identity crisis: the ‘old’ Europe tries to give answers to a changing society, to migration, to candidate member states which want to be part of the European dream... Although European world music is a keystone and a story teller of our extraordinary European past, people are no longer aware of this. Our project wants to show the possibilities of European world music in order to bring people together, to stimulate the cultural dialogue and to show that European cultural co-operation is a solid way to counter discrimination and to heal post-war traumas....
Just touring and playing music? No! #2020Troubadours also wants to stimulate the discussion between artists and the audience about the identity crisis the EU is faced with... Because European world music tells us so much about the fascinating ‘human history’ of Europe: our world music is a vivid exponent of regional cultural traditions. Popular world music helped people surviving everywhere in Europe in times of difficult personal or political situations, such as crises, wars, occupations, etc. Unfortunately, it is still like that today.