Reclaimers Online is a community based blogging network about overcoming adversity through building instruments and making music together.
The Reclaimers Community Music Project is based in Brisbane and holds regular, free workshops for people experiencing disadvantage to learn how to make musical instruments. The instruments are made very cheaply from ‘reclaimed’ materials, using only basic hand tools.
Regular participants at the workshops, make up The Reclaimers Street Orchestra, who perform folk music on their unique instruments. Through community music making, the members of The Reclaimers are overcoming personal barriers, and finding new life.
Our mission: to make community music making more accessible to everyone around the world.