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When was RAD MUSIC INTERNATIONAL founded?

Rad Music International was founded on June 16th in 2018 by Rouddy Kimpioka, an asylum seeker living on the Island of Lesvos, who is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo/ Kinshasa.

”The idea to create Rad Music International came in my mind because of the living conditions inside Moria Refugee Camp. There was bad communication between refugees and locals, it was difficult to interact with people or talk to them. We were living in a small open prison and I was looking for ways to help refugees and connect them with locals. At first it wasn’t easy but with a lot of motivation and determination we come closer to our goal each day.”

Rouddy Kimpioka

About Us

Rad Music International started with dance activities. People living in the Refugee Camp of Moria searched for a way to forget their many problems, just for a little while. Dance is perfect for that, as it helps not only with physical but also with mental health issues and connects people in a creative way.

After a few months, musicians joined the group and our music journey started.

In 2020, the conditions in the New Refugee Camp of Kara Tepe/Moria 2 lead us to create the Community School of Rad Music International. Since then we offer weekly educational programs in our office.

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Our Goal

Rad Music International’s aim is to support refugees and to fight for human rights and basic values regarding the lives of refugees and asylum seekers on the island of Lesvos.

We will all stand united to defend and demand respect for the rights of human beings. With our music and dancing we try to raise attention to this topic all over the world.

The main GOALS of RAD Music International:
1. Fighting for human rights

2. Connecting people from different cultures and countries through music and dance

3. Supporting refugees in basic need and with social activities

4. Bringing back hope and motivation to people
5. Connecting, interacting and integrating refugees through our activities in Greece and around Europe
6. Supporting education of Refugees

Our Team

Rouddy Kimpioka

The Founder / CEO

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Executive Manager

Andrea Vetsch

Advisor

Ralf Eggenberger

Manager

Our Partners

In Collaboration