Partner: Rulli Frulli Lab (2019-2020), Mani Tese (2017 -2018) –  Sector: Social inclusion  –  Country: Italy –  Place: Finale Emilia (MO), Reggio Emilia, Baranzate (MI) –  Year: 2017-2020 –  Project Status: Ongoing –  Type: AMI


To increase the members of the Rulli Frulli Band by training young musicians to promote youth social inclusion and the dissemination of experience in other contexts.



To promote the development and diffusion of the project in other cities and in different contexts through training and direct involvement of 6 young adults form the Band; promote youth social inclusion, in particular of differently abled people and/or those with different cultural origins through music.


6 young adult members of the Rulli Frulli Band; approximately 80 young people from the Rulli Frulli Band (12- 30 years old) and 65 from the Rulli Frullini Band (6-12 years old), with and without disabilities, with different origins and backgrounds; 35 young asylum seekers from the system of protection for asylum seekers and refugees (SPRAR) in Reggio Emilia; 40 young people from the multi-ethnic Baranzate district (MI); and 2,000 students from elementary schools in Reggio Emilia.


The Rulli Frulli Band is a musical project for inclusion as well as the creative re-use of recyclable materials to create musical instruments. About 70 youths between the ages of 8 and 30, among whom some are disabled, have been getting together weekly since 2010 in Finale Emilia to build musical instruments with recyclable materials and play percussion instruments under the guidance of the orchestral director of the C.G. Andreoli School of Music. Every year since 2013 the Band gives concerts throughout Italy for several months.

The Band was an important occasion for getting together and socializing after the earthquake that hit Emilia in 2012, thanks to the support provided by Mani Tese Finale Emilia, and over time became a reference point for vulnerable youths on the part of the Child Neuropsychiatric service.

The project supported by AMI has offered the possibility for the Band to grow by allowing six young adult members who have been a dedicated part of the Band for a long time to acquire a more active role by assisting teachers (through work scholarships), also in order to spread this experience to other Italian cities. Since 2017 the project has also been disseminated within the system of protection for asylum seekers and refugees (SPRAR) in Reggio Emilia run by the cooperative “Dimora di Abramo” and within the emergency housing project in the multi-ethnic Baranzate district (MI).


Rulli Frulli Lab

In 2017 and 2018 Mani Tese