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In effect Beats Across Borders is a global community of musicians and project managers who believe that strong human and intercultural resonance through music is one of the best possibilities we have to fully comprehend the future we created.


A core part of our work is to develop local capacities of education in creative arts. We’ve experienced that this is possible by making use of original music to kick start social and educational options for young people and musicians within a local community.


It’s on the shoulders of these communties to secure a coherent future of its members. They can only do this by encouraging the youth to engage in resonating environments where they feel like they belong and are allowed to express them selves in every key of life.

All of our work is built around the creation of new music in a collaboration between untrained young people and professional musicians and music producers and project managers.


During a project we utilize a mix of collaborative music games and exercises, live music recording and music production and songwriting tools to reach the personal goals of the participants.

Through the music and sound archives growing out of working with the extraordinary people we meet we see our work as an equally personal and professional way of "giving back". In it's core music is born within the people and it's a musician's job to give the music back to the people.

Daily Management:

Mikael Hegelund Martinsen

Head of Operations

Music Producer, Lecturer and Development Advisor

MA History and Political Science, University of Copenhagen



Liv Arnth

Press Officer, the Danish Ministry of Finance

MA Journalism, Danish School of Journalism

Joakim Thaning

Deputy Chief, the Danish Ministry of Justice

MSc Economics, University of Copenhagen

Morten Stinus Kristensen

PhD Graduate Communications & Media, University of Illinois

Jasmine Eskenzi

Founder, The Zensory & Women in Health Tech

MA Digital Communication, University of Westminster

Nadim Mahmoud

MA Graduate Political Science, University of Copenhagen


Rasmus Brøndsted

MA Visual Communication, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design.

Simon Rønne Rischel

MA Singing and Music Pedagogy, Rhythmic Music Conservatory, Copenhagen

Nicolas Busch

MSc International Security and Law, University of Southern Denmark

Elena Kremenchugskaya

MA International Business, Université Paris Sorbonne

Emil Lagstrøm

Certified Public Accountant, Piaster Revisorerne

Background: Lisboa 2018