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    Reconciling Civil War Through Music

    Can they play the same tune? In the 20 years since the Bosnian war, relations haven’t improved much in places like the divided city of Mostar, where Croat and Bosnian children remain separated, attending the same schools but at different times, with different teachers and different history books. Now two independent music programs are offering them the chance to play together for the first time, sharing an artistic environment. While words and politics continue to divide, arts programs like this may prove the best hope for raising children who don’t fear “the other side.”

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